The Hyperbolic Number Plane

  title={The Hyperbolic Number Plane},
  author={Garret Sobczyk},
  journal={College Mathematics Journal},
  • G. Sobczyk
  • Published 1 September 1995
  • Mathematics
  • College Mathematics Journal
INTRODUCTION. The complex numbers were grudgingly accepted by Renaissance mathematicians because of their utility in solving the cubic equation. Whereas the complex numbers were discovered primarily for algebraic reasons, they take on geometric significance when they are used to name points in the plane. The complex number system is at the heart of complex analysis and has enjoyed more than 150 years of intensive development, finding applications in diverse areas of science and engineering. At… 

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