complex numbers

When 1 * x != x

January 16, 2011 | richierocks

Trying to dimly recall things from my maths degree, it seems that in most contexts the whole point of the number one is that it is a multiplicative identity. That is, for any x in your set, 1 * x is equal to x. It turns out that when you move to ... [Read more...]

Typos in Chapters 1, 4 & 8

February 10, 2010 | xi'an

Thomas Clerc from Fribourg pointed out an embarassing typo in Chapter 8 of “Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R”, namely that I defined on page 247 the complex number as the squared root of 1 and not of -1! Not that this impacts much on the remainder of the book but still an ... [Read more...]

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