# complex plane

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a: complex plane ~

b: an ordinary x-y graph

What:

"The complex plane is like an ordinary x, y graph except that it contains both real and imaginary numbers--numbers containing a term called i, which represent the square root of -1. Real numbers are plotted on the x-axis imaginary numbers on the y axis."

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Writer: Jeff Prosise

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Date: Aug 21 2014 5:13 PM

# 6140 Critique Analogy

a: Complex plane ~

b: the usual 2D xy plane

What: "The complex plane is like the usual 2D xy plane you're used to but instead of x and y axes we have the real and imaginary axes. You can then plot complex numbers geometric ally quite easily - by plotting the two parts of the number against their respective axes."

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Writer: Not Stated

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Date: Aug 21 2014 5:17 PM

# 6141 Critique Analogy

a: Complex plane ~

b: the paper that the fractal image is drawn on

What: "The bottom line is that the complex plane is like the "paper" that the fractal image is drawn on. Actually, that reminds me of something-I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but the main reason that fractal images were not appreciated until quite recently is that they can only be drawn in a reasonable amount of time by using a computer to do the massive amount of computation necessary to render them."

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Writer: Not Stated

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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated

Date: Aug 21 2014 5:27 PM

# 6142 Critique Analogy

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.