I saw a post on reddit asking whether imaginary numbers were actually any use at all.

My response was getting so long, I decided to post it here:

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# Tag: Mandelbrot set

## Are Complex Numbers Real?

## Benoît Mandelbrot – Rest In Peace

I saw a post on reddit asking whether imaginary numbers were actually any use at all.

My response was getting so long, I decided to post it here:

Benoît Mandelbrot has passed away.

Mandelbrot is one of the few mathematicians whose contributions – at least some of them – can be immediately recognised and appreciated by a number of non-mathematicians. His name is attached to the now famous Mandelbrot set, beautiful pictures of which are immediately recognizable, and stunningly beautiful.