posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 06:48 PM
Originally posted by EA006
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
Just looks like a more complicated math to me (multilayered). They can't be imaginary numbers if they have real world uses.
Maths therefore is incomplete.
No. You're misunderstanding the language. Mathematically the group and field structures are what they are.
One notion of "real" vs "imaginary" in common use to denote presence or absence of physicality or honesty/, as in, "commonly observed by multiple sane
observers in the same way" vs "observed only by individual observers in their imagination in inconsistent ways".
That the numbers mentioned in mathematics are 'real' and 'imaginary' is a mere linguistic affectation and should not be taken to be meaningful or
predictive.
They could have been called fnord-numbers, and co-fnord numbers which together form the field of fnordix numbers.
edit on 16-7-2013 by
mbkennel because: (no reason given)