which is greater

i^i or i^-i

i^i^i or i^(pi/2)

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- October 11th 2010, 08:43 PMprasumcomplex nos problem
which is greater

i^i or i^-i

i^i^i or i^(pi/2) - October 11th 2010, 08:46 PMpickslides
Can complex numbers be ordered?

- October 12th 2010, 12:34 AMOpalg
Enter these expressions as Google searches if you want them evaluated. For example, a search for i^i will get the response i^i = 0.207879576. In fact, i^i and i^-i are real numbers, so it makes sense to ask which is greater. But i^(i^i) and i^(pi/2) are complex. As pickslides points out, there is no natural sense in which one is greater than the other.

- October 12th 2010, 12:58 AMraphw
- October 12th 2010, 01:45 AMProve It

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