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" the introduction of the unexplained symbol V 1,"6 and goes on to say: "The use, which ought to have been called experimental, of the symbol Vl, under the name of an impossible quantity, shewed that; come how it might, the intelligible results (when... "
Trigonometry and Double Algebra - Page 41
by Augustus De Morgan - 1849 - 167 pages
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A History of Mathematical Notations, Volumes 1-2

Florian Cajori - Mathematics - 1928 - 818 pages
...I,"6 and goes on to say: "The use, which ought to have been called experimental, of the symbol V 1, under the name of an impossible quantity, shewed that;...otherwise demonstrable. I am now going to try some new experiments." Consider also the following passage from De Morgan: "As soon as the idea of acquiring...
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Imagining Numbers: (particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)

Barry Mazur - Mathematics - 2004 - 288 pages
...Augustus De Morgan writes: The use, which ought to have been called experimental, of the symbol V- I, under the name of an impossible quantity, shewed that...otherwise demonstrable. I am now going to try some new experiments . . . De Morgan, in reviewing the acceptance of imaginary numbers, says that insofar...
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A History of Mathematical Notations: Vol. II

Florian Cajori - Mathematics - 2007 - 392 pages
...I,"8 and goes on to say: "The use, which ought to have been called experimental, of the symbol vl, under the name of an impossible quantity, shewed that;...otherwise demonstrable. I am now going to try some new experiments." Consider also the following passage from De Morgan: "As soon as the idea of acquiring...
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