Next meeting: IMAGINARY NUMBERS on Friday March 9th
Some sixteenth century mathematicians found a solution to a problem that had puzzled generations before them: a completely new kind of number. For more than a century this discovery was greeted with such scepticism that the great French thinker Rene Descartes dismissed it as an "imaginary" number.
This name stuck - but so did the numbers. Long dismissed as useless or even fictitious, the imaginary number i and its properties were first explored seriously in the eighteenth century. Today the imaginary numbers are in daily use by engineers, and are vital to our understanding of phenomena including electricity and radio waves We offer part of a recorded discussion on this topic with leading academics in this field….we can then pursue this discussion ourselves.
Join us at the, "Salon Meeting Room"
Location: ( map below)
First Floor, 1a Hollybush Place,
Off Bethnal Green Road, E2 9QX
We are across the street from
Bethnal Green Tube Station.
If you are coming from the tube station,
walk under the iron railway bridge.
Hollybush Place is then the FIRST STREET
ON YOUR RIGHT, JUST NEXT TO THE RAILWAY BRIDGE.
The “Globe” Estate agents ( a red painted shop,is right on it’s corner)
You can also take these busses:
8, 106, 254, 309, 388, D3, D6
The entrance to the venue is located 10 yards
down Hollybush Place. Go up the stairs to the first floor
and across the roof patio to the Salon room
Call if you get lost and we will be happy to direct you :[masked] 4578