An Imaginary Tale: The Story of "I" [The Square Root of Minus One]

In "An Imaginary Tale", Paul J. Nahin tells the 2,000-year-old history of one of mathematics most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, re-creating the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up and the colorful characters who tried to solve them. 47 line illustrations.1 halftone.

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