2015 | 11(18) | 77-88
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Vortices and complex numbers

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The paper emphasizes that complex numbers are objects with their equivalents commonly occurring in nature. Just like real numbers measure lengths in a physical world, complex numbers measure vortices observed in nature. The spiral orbits in this paper are exponential spirals (also called logarithmic spirals). A vortex is identified by determining a complex number that generates it. To determine this number, we need two snap-reading observations that provide the argument of a complex number, while the ratio of radiuses – the modulus of a complex number. Therefore, we also deal with the area of a complex number. Complex numbers involve a meaningful description of the laws of nature, i.e. of vortices and of equilibrium.
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