[ugrads] [Mathclub-members] Quarter-imaginary base

Jesse Young jesse.young at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 15:00:47 CST 2009


Hi all,

I was browsing Wikipedia today, and found this gem created by Donald
Knuth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quater-imaginary_base

It is a radix system with 2i as its base. All complex numbers can be
represented with the symbols 0, 1, 2, and 3. No need for a sign or
imaginary unit.

Knuth is a genius, he came up with this in High School.

Jesse
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