www.huffpost.com/entry/is-mathematics-**invented**-o_b_3895622

It is a product of the human mind and we make mathematics up as we go along to suit our purposes. If the universe disappeared, there would be no mathematics in the same way that there would be no football, tennis, chess or any other set of rules with relational structures that we contrived. Mathematics is not discovered, it is invented.

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For school, I had to do a paper on the History of i (and the history of complex numbers in general).Finding this a tedious task, and scrolling through many useless sights, I wished that there were just one sight that had everything I needed on it.

www.quora.com/Why-**were-complex-numbers-invented-Were-they-invented**-to-explain...

Imaginary and complex numbers were invented for purely mathematical reasons, because people saw some ugly asymmetries in mathematics with only real numbers. Not all quadratic equations had two roots, for example. Once you bring in complex numbers, lots of things became a lot neater. That made mathematicians really happy.

www.scienceabc.com/nature/what-are-imaginary-**numbers**-why-are-they-so-important...

Complex numbers are a combination of both real and imaginary numbers. ... This is the central argument in the debate of whether math was discovered or invented. The Romans invented their system to count whole, countable things, such as to keep count of the number of elephants they lost in a war. The process can be roughly translated to: “Let ...

www.math.purdue.edu/~eremenko/dvi/cardano.pdf

XIX century, because they were taught complex numbers. Remark. You may conclude from these examples that Cardano’s formula is not very useful for solving cubic equations in practice. This is correct. However this formula played a very important role in the development of mathematics: a) Complex numbers had to be invented, and

www.coursehero.com/file/p5hrlcui/**run-fractal-analyses-on-CT-scans**-to-check-on...

run fractal analyses on CT scans to check on the health of lungs suffering from emphysema and other pulmonary diseases (Fractal Foundation, 2009). Another example where fractals are used are fractal antennas. These antennas are begging to be seen in cellphones and other devices. ... Are complex numbers invented or discovered? Whichever position ...

www.math.uri.edu/~merino/spring06/mth562/ShortHistory**ComplexNumbers**2006.pdf

A Short History of Complex Numbers Orlando Merino University of Rhode Island January, 2006 Abstract This is a compilation of historical information from various sources, about the number i = √ −1. The information has been put together for students of Complex Analysis who

**www.pbs.org**/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2015/04/great-math-mystery

Personally, I believe that by asking simply whether mathematics is discovered or invented, we forget the possibility that mathematics is an intricate combination of inventions and discoveries ...

math.stackexchange.com/questions/534474/**discovery-of-complex-numbers**

Discovery of complex numbers. Ask Question 6. 1 ... While this is seemingly meaningless it was discovered that if one performs formal manipulations with the $\sqrt{-121}$ as if it were an ordinary number one can boil down the above expression to $4$ which is an actual soution of the above equation.

philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/1/**was-mathematics-invented-or-discovered**

Was mathematics invented or discovered? ... Complex numbers appear invented, particularly due to the label "imaginary numbers", but both names are slightly misleading, as historically there was great reluctance to accept that the terms involving square roots of negatives represented anything, thus the pejorative name "imaginary", but accepting ...