November 3, 2006

# #179: e to the pi times i

{{Note my use of ^(x) and â(x) standing in for the normal maths syntax in the comic}}

[[Two people (anonymous: no hair or hats) stand in conversation, one gesturing over a flipchart of indistinct algebra.]]

EXPLAINER: NUMBERS OF THE FORM nâ(-1) ARE “IMAGINARY” BUT WE CAN STILL USE THEM IN EQUATIONS.

OTHER: OKAY.

EXPLAINER: AND e^(Ï â(-1))=-1.

OTHER: NOW YOU’RE JUST FUCKING WITH ME.