complex number

Have you ever wondered what complex numbers are good for, both within and outside of maths? Find out with this collection of articles and videos.

How Heron of Alexandria missed his chance to explore the unknown mathematical land of complex numbers.

This article gives a short but thorough introduction to that fabled beast of mathematics: the Mandelbrot set.

In this video the structural engineer Ahmer Wadee explains how complex numbers can keep buildings from collapsing.

Find out how complex numbers help to keep the lights on.

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In this video the mathematician Holly Krieger explains how complex numbers are important in the study of dynamical systems.

In this video mathematician Chris Budd explains why complex numbers are essential in keeping the lights on.

Producing electricity securely, safely, reliably and cheaply, has many challenges. Chris Budd explains that the answer to many of these issues is maths.

Producing electricity securely, safely, reliably and cheaply, has many challenges. Chris Budd explains that the answer to many of these issues is maths.