Essays Tagged: "Rational number"

Complex numbers

positive numbers (meaning A has more than B) and negative numbers (meaning B has more than A).*The Rational Numbers. These are abstract concepts that describe ratios of sizes of sets. They do not mod ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

A review of the article "Introducing percents in linear measurement to foster an understanding of rational-number operations" A critical reading

dren Mathematics; Feb 2003"Introducing percents in linear measurement to foster an understanding of rational-number operations"Pages: 335-339"Traditional instruction in rational numbers focuses on rul ... rules can be very difficult, however, when students do not have a good conceptual grounding in the rational numbers. Personally, when I was introduced to this new concept I was confused almost daily ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Imaginary Numbers and Real Numbers

n't do that if you only limit yourself to real numbers.Real numbers are composed of two categories: rational and irrational numbers. A rational number is a number that can be expressed as a fraction, ... al number is a number that can be expressed as a fraction, for example 3/4. On the other hand, an irrational number is a number that cannot be expressed as a fraction, but as a decimal. For instance, ...

(2 pages) 52 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Essay on the square root of 2

are numbers. It was in reality a Pythagorean philosopher Hippasus who was able to demonstrate the irrationality of the square root of 2. The legend is that after doing so he was killed by other Pythag ... ter doing so he was killed by other Pythagoreans who were scared and frantic by the thought of an irrational number. Pythagoras' follower most likely used a geometrical proof when he was first discove ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Math Research Paper on Fractals

x numbers on a graph are characterized by the coordinates of (x,y) in which the x-coordinate is any rational number, whereas the y-coordinate contains an imaginary number, denoted by "i". An imaginary ...

(10 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics