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Name: Imaginary Numbers -- Complex Numbers
ID: m19423
Language: English (en)
Summary: A teacher's guide to complex numbers.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: Algebra 2, Complex Numbers, Felder, Imaginary Numbers, Teacher's Guide
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Kenny M. Felder (
Copyright Holders: Kenny M. Felder (
Maintainers: Kenny M. Felder (

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Dec 8, 2008 6:44 am -0600
Last revision to module: Mar 22, 2010 12:32 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.4 Mar 22, 2010 12:32 pm -0500 by Kenny M. Felder
Added a related link to supplemental video

Version: 1.3 Jan 4, 2010 4:10 pm -0600 by Kenny M. Felder
Removed a sentence incorrectly asserting that complex numbers are the most general form.

Version: 1.2 Apr 15, 2009 2:17 pm -0500 by Kenny M. Felder

Version: 1.1 Jan 9, 2009 6:25 am -0600 by Kenny M. Felder
Initial publication.

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