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:

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 :)

Cool!!

Very neat!

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!

That's Awesome !!!!

Have a wonderful day !!

Caroline

Make it stop! It's too early!

i....don't get it.

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

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

This is great, Jingle! So very clever.

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!!!

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*).

Excellent :)

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

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

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

wow. cool poem. nicely done.

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

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

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

Oh, I like this and I do l

Know why!

LOL, clever!

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*:)

Very clever!

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

Wow - I love math :)

thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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

Lovely writing:)

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

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

My brain hurts!

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

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

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

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

this is awesome!

very well done I like i as well :)

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

xoxo

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