Author mark.dickinson
Recipients Retro, mark.dickinson, michael.foord
Date 2010-11-28.16:11:59
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Just to add my own thoughts:  'j' for *a* (not *the* </pedantry>) square root of -1 has, as Michael points out, a history of use in engineering (particularly electrical engineering) and physics.  Personally, I would have preferred 'i' to 'j' here, but changing it now would cause (IMO) gratuitous breakage.  It really doesn't seem a big enough issue to be worth making a fuss about.
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