26 Feb '04 13:39

Ok, the complex number i is defined as sqrt(-1), but that definition is not really a good definition:

-1 = i * i = sqrt(-1) * sqrt(-1) = (sqrt(-1))^2 = |-1| = 1

Can someone tell me EXACTLY where the problem is in this chain of equalities (aside the fact that -1 isn't equal to 1)? All i've used above is the definition of || and the definitin of i. I've asked many people about this, but none can give me a good answer...i hope someone here can.

Ton

-1 = i * i = sqrt(-1) * sqrt(-1) = (sqrt(-1))^2 = |-1| = 1

Can someone tell me EXACTLY where the problem is in this chain of equalities (aside the fact that -1 isn't equal to 1)? All i've used above is the definition of || and the definitin of i. I've asked many people about this, but none can give me a good answer...i hope someone here can.

Ton