Jul 10, 2012
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Category: Food & Drink, Tech
i 8 sum pi
Thanx. Now I want pi(e)
“i 8 sum pi”
-i 8 sum pi as well.
Actually, wouldn’t it be “1 (i.e., one) 8 sum pi”? Not being picky, but you know.
The square root of -1 techinically doesn’t exist, so it is commonly referred to by the imaginary number ‘i’, so math nerds can still calculate with it :-)
You beat me to it! Hah.
No, the square root of -1 is an imaginary number, which is indicated by “i”.
oops…didn’t know smarter people had already dropped by…
The square root of negative one is a number in the non-real number system. Such complex numbers are shown as “i”. Eg. 2 x squ. root of -1 = 2i, etc. Don’t correct things if you don’t fully know the subject. :P
Sweet! Thanks for the clarification, math nerds.
Doesn’t work for Greek students: I ate Sigma Pie
For some of us math nerds, √-1 = j
So… j 8 sum pi
Who is j?
Yeah. I was going to say the same thing. We – for EE people it’s j.
Argh ! just WHO ate Sigma Pi ??? ( Fraternity )
the little sisters of Sigma Pi ?? tsk tsk
I had to ask my college-age, electrical-engineering-major son to translate for me.
I get it, now.
as an actual math professor, I read this “I ate Sigma Pie”, and needed the comments to figure out what the Sigma should be read as to make this work. No mathematician calls this “sum” when it’s written like this. If it has start and end indices, it would be a different story (and even then, we usually call it “sigma” anyway).
Engineers know it means Sum.
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