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I am not sure how many of you are familiar with concepts of complex numbers. Can anyone tell me why we need complex numbers? Please give some other answer than for solving Z^2 + 1 = 0.




  1. Besides being an essential part of pure mathematics, complex numbers are also used in applied mathematics and applied sciences (real world applications). Some fields that need complex numbers include electrical engineering, signal processing, electronics, aerospace engineering, etc. While the use of complex numbers in those fields is not quite apparent to most laypeople, complex numbers have definitely helped a lot in the advancement of our technology which in turn benefits us as a whole.

    1. Well, you are right. Complex numbers have a lot of uses in various fields. They do make the task of taking the roots easier. Hail Euler !! One can relate the complex numbers to phasors that we have used in Electrical engineering courses.
      I would say they are just toolboxes that enhances our capabilities.

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