Functions of a Spacetime Variable
Borota, Nicolae A., Osler, Thomas J., Mathematics and Computer Education
Like the familiar complex numbers x + iy, spacetime numbers x + jt are a two dimensional extension of the one-dimensional real numbers x. In our previous paper , we explained how to add, subtract, multiply and divide spacetime numbers. We saw that some features of this arithmetic are identical to arithmetic with complex numbers (like addition and subtraction), but other manipulations (like multiplication and division) were very different. In this paper we introduce a subject of importance in applications of mathematics that has previously only been presented at a level appropriate for researchers or graduate students.
We begin with a brief review of …
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Publication information: Article title: Functions of a Spacetime Variable. Contributors: Borota, Nicolae A. - Author, Osler, Thomas J. - Author. Journal title: Mathematics and Computer Education. Volume: 36. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2002. Page number: 231+. © Mathematics and Computer Education Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.