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ERIC Number: EJ858377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Fundamental Theorems of Algebra for the Perplexes
Poodiak, Robert; LeClair, Kevin
College Mathematics Journal, v40 n5 p322-336 Nov 2009
The fundamental theorem of algebra for the complex numbers states that a polynomial of degree n has n roots, counting multiplicity. This paper explores the "perplex number system" (also called the "hyperbolic number system" and the "spacetime number system") In this system (which has extra roots of +1 besides the usual [plus or minus]1 of the reals) every degree-n polynomial has exactly n[superscript 2] roots. In the case of multiple roots, we find a satisfying method of assigning multiplicity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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