Complex Numbers Quotes


Volition . . . takes place only when there are a number of conflicting systems of ideas, and depends on our having a complex field of consciousness. William James

The only reason that we like complex numbers is that we don't like real numbers. Bernd Sturmfels

The whole apparatus of the calculus takes on an entirely different form when developed for the complex numbers. Keith Devlin

I tell you, with complex numbers you can do anything. John Derbyshire

Indeed, nowadays no electrical engineer could get along without complex numbers, and neither could anyone working in aerodynamics or fluid dynamics. Keith Devlin

Certain supplementary restrictions imposed on the text compel us to perceive it as poetry. As soon as one assigns a given text to the category of poetry, the number of meaningful elements in it acquires the capacity to grow and the system of their combinations also becomes more complex. Yuri Lotman

There can be very little of present-day science and technology that is not dependent on complex numbers in one way or another. Keith Devlin

The shortest path between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain. Jacques Hadamard

The English language is more complex than calculus because numbers don't have nuances. Andy Rooney

You could not have evolved a complex system like a city or an organism - with an enormous number of components - without the emergence of laws that constrain their behavior in order for them to be resilient. Geoffrey West

I wish that one would be persuaded that psychological experiments, especially those on the complex functions, are not improved [by large studies]; the statistical method gives only mediocre results; some recent examples demonstrate that. The American authors, who love to do things big, often publish experiments that have been conducted on hundreds and thousands of people; they instinctively obey the prejudice that the persuasiveness of a work is proportional to the number of observations. This is only an illusion. Alfred Binet

Numbers are a fearful thing. Euripides

Sometimes wrong numbers are the right numbers Cecelia Ahern

I don't let people use me. That's why I like a small number of people in my life. The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes, so I just try to keep it at a minimum. Anita Baker

The transfinite numbers are in a sense the new irrationalities [ ... they] stand or fall with the finite irrational numbers. Georg Cantor

As the number of unexplained, irreducibly complex biological systems increases, our confidence that Darwin's criterion of failure has been met skyrockets toward the maximum that science allows. Michael Behe

What makes something simple or complex? It's not the number of dials or controls or how many features it has: It is whether the person using the device has a good conceptual model of how it operates. Donald A. Norman

The songwriting of Hall & Oates is deceptively complex. There are a number of key changes that pass you by as you're listening to the song because they're so seamless and clever. Ben Gibbard

As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers. John Desmond Bernal

I recited Pi to 22,514 decimal points in five hours and nine minutes. I was able to do this because of weeks of study, aided by the unusual synaesthesic way my mind perceives numbers as complex multidimensional coloured and textured shapes. Daniel Tammet



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