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3 hours ago, Pariah said:

I also saw one the other day that said, "A whole generation of helicopter parents are about to come to the frightening realization that the teacher is not the problem."

 

Yeah, the Cong have learned to shoot straight up.

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32 minutes ago, Pariah said:

I'm not sure what the application is, though.

 

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This is a demonstration of why you have to use the complex conjugate when you do this sort of thing in the complex plane.

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20 minutes ago, pbemguy said:

Isn't the "i" just an imaginary number, and then couldn't the "1" leg be any number then?

 

'Splain it to me.

 

If you just do the Pythagorean theorem, a^2 + b^2 = c^2, and a = 1 and b = i, if you do this in the straightforward way, then 1^2 = 1, i^2 = -1, and then the sum is zero.

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