Monday, May 24, 2010

Complex Numbers

When it comes to complex numbers,

You may notice a strange guy,

Who and Why?

That guy is the imaginary number i.

Look at how i divides a pie

Into 4 pieces, as i, -1, -i, 1,

And i is i,

i squared is negative one, -1,

i cubed is opposite of i, -i,

i fourth is positive one, 1.

If you want to go further with the power of i,

You know i fifth is the same as i,

Because 5 is 4+1,

And i fourth power goes back to 1.

Thus the power of i is easy to simplify.

To learn more,

Divide any power of i by four, 4.

Complex solutions always come in pairs,

a+bi, a-bi are conjugate pairs.

Addition, Subtraction,

Multiplication, and Division,

All work the same wonders

In complex numbers

As they do in real numbers.

Make sure real parts go with real parts,

Imaginary parts join imaginary parts.

The final expression will always be a+bi,

With a, b either a whole number or a fraction.

If b is a fraction,

Make sure i sits on top,

Otherwise,

Make 1 over i equal to negative i, -i.

Do you understand the function of i?

I like i,

Please don’t ask me why!

37 comments:

sheri... said...

i have never been good at math but i know a great word play when i see it, jingle :) this was wonderful!! enjoy a beautiful day, my friend :)

Susie said...

Cool!!

Nichol said...

Very neat!

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness.. this is so clever...I wish I was clever enough to get it first time around...Looks like I need to go back & read it again! Fantastic play on words!

croleyc69 said...

That's Awesome !!!!
Have a wonderful day !!
Caroline

Mama Zen said...

Make it stop! It's too early!

Heff said...

i....don't get it.

Caty said...

wow...I'm confused!! hahaha....have a good Monday! Great post :)

clean and crazy said...

i am confused too but this was such a cute read, is it true about i?

PattiKen said...

This is great, Jingle! So very clever.

DrSoosie said...

you have just re-afirmed to me why I hate math...but when you use it in poetry it makes it a little less painful!!! Happy Monday Mrs. Bright and Shiny!!!

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

LOL! I have to show this to my husband, he's a mathematical genius, LOL!

BRAVO JINGLE,
xoxo,
Carol

p.s. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway(*fingers crossed*).

Thom said...

Excellent :)

JStar said...

I am going to have to copy both of these for my daughters because I am HORRIBLE at math...

SuziCate said...

I'm at a loss today with your math stuff...please don't make me think!

william said...

no doubt about it, u are VERY clever and we are lucky to be educated xxx

Okie said...

wow. cool poem. nicely done.

Sam Liu said...

Even though mathematics utterly confounds me, I found this poem a whimsical delight to read. A fast paced, algebraic triumph, Jingle! :D

San said...

Jingle, this is so clever! A head for figures and words, raised to the nth power.

Tracie said...

I'm not smart enough for this but I do know it takes talent to write it. :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Oh, I like this and I do l
Know why!

Alicia said...

LOL, clever!

Dom* said...

To figure the numbers in your skill
Takes alot of thinking at your will
But to come up with alpha code as well
This makes it better as to be swell
In brillant deduction you need not ask why
At least you put it out there to try

enjoy Jingle very well done poem and Happy Monday to you as well(+)
soulbro*:)

Muthering Heights said...

Very clever!

Erin said...

Interesting! I think my brain is still compiling! =)

Ellie said...

Wow - I love math :)

thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. This was fun. My Math teacher said the same thing but very differently. I fell asleep all the times... LOL
Lovely writing:)

ANULAL said...

The "i" is infinitely rich with possibilities..good work.

Birdie said...

I love the rhythm of it!! have a lovely day :-)

Marla said...

My brain hurts!

TALON said...

I loved this, Jingle! Maybe if math teachers had used this type of wording I would have paid better attention :)

Ocean Girl said...

I like i too, as much as I like u.

Jen said...

This makes just as much sense as my college math teacher did. Great post, Jingle.

Serline said...

Nice little revision for high school AP math, so said my hubby. No idea what he is talking about, too complicated for me...

island of peace said...

this is awesome!

A Lady's Life said...

very well done I like i as well :)

Zuzana said...

This was very funny and so clever, I like these mind games.;)
xoxo