Caspar Wessel on representing complex numbers (1799)

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    In celebration of the bicentenary of the publication of Wessel's paper on the geometric interpretation of complex numbers it is decsribed how Wessel used complex numbers to represent directions in surveying, at least as early as 1787.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNewsletter of European Mathematical Society
    Issue number33
    Pages (from-to)13-16
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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