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Posted by Clerk on December 29, 2003 01:15:04 UTC

I still cannot answer your math questions. But now I at least understand what they mean. The link to the Wolfram site is quite interesting.

Since my first name is the letter J, which is also used for the imaginary dimension, but usually i is used, I have always been interested in complex variables, more as a hobby than as a student. I used to think it implied that I was the imaginary member of my family, since I am adopted. I once asked my father about that, but he just responded with some mumbo jumbo. He was a no nonesense craftsman, but also an intellectual, like my mother, who wrote books. Both parents gone now. That may also be what got me interested in the paranormal, which is like imaginary phenomena.

I thank you for such a detailed response. I do know that exponentials of complex- well I have read that exponentials of complex numbers are complex, so I would guess that tetration works for complex numbers as well.

It's just amazing how powerful that J is. Put a J in front of a fourth dimension, add a few assumptions like metric independence, and you get General Relativity. J, the square root of minus one is a gift of god. Maybe that is what my father was talking about.

J Rawson Smith

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