Linear Methods of Applied Mathematics

Evans M. Harrell II and James V. Herod*

*(c) Copyright 1997 by Evans M. Harrell II and James V. Herod. All rights reserved.

The real history of complex numbers is interesting in that they were not invented all at once by a particular person, but grew gradually during the explosive growth of algebra in the Renaissance.

Much more historical information is available from the History of Mathematics Archive.

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