[FOM] Imaginary numbers in logic
John Baldwin
jbaldwin at uic.edu
Tue Nov 29 21:56:44 EST 2005
I don't know about logic and imaginary numbers but a useful popular
account of imaginary numbers is:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374174695/104-8590952-5776765?
v=glance&n=283155&v=glance
Barry Mazur, Imagining numbers, (especially the square root of minus 15)
On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Jim Hardy wrote:
> I'm writing a paper on the use of imaginary numbers in logic and am looking
> for references I may have missed.
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> The only books I know of are G. Spencer Brown's Laws of Form and A. Stern's
> Matrix Logic (and other more recent books by Stern). I realize that both of
> these books are of controversial merit, and would deeply appreciate pointers
> to credible sources in the secondary literature. ( I have the papers by
> Louis Kauffman on Laws of Form.)
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> Beyond that I have some recent papers by Mizraji, Nguyen et al., and Ramot
> et al. that approach the subject from a computational/engineering
> standpoint.
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> Does anyone know of references that I might be missing? I'm particularly
> interested in those that develop the subject from the standpoint of pure
> logic or mathematics.
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> Thanks,
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> Jim Hardy
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