Want to know something funny? This is actually wrong! I've wondered about it since High School, because if 1/i = -i, then they would be at the SAME tick mark on the i axis, making the center both zero and one at the same time.gvoe wrote: 1/i = - i
got it, so it is correct
I discovered the error while I was analyzing Eric Dollard's stuff from the 80s and applying it to RS2 concepts. An omission was made--that of the "unit circle" on the complex plane. In the RS, you have to have it because your datum is unity, not zero. Took some digging, but what I found was this--a bit of a scam from electrical engineering, calculating impedance:
The incorrect assumption is j/j = 1, which it does not, because "j" is an operator, not a variable. That's like saying +/+ = 1.
When I corrected this error by NOT making 1/j = -j, all of Dollard's stuff fell into place. I made a detailed diagram, which I'll post in the relevant topic.