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**αβγ****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-02
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This is really weird:

for x>0 and x is positive.

If this works for

, then it should work for other imaginary values.... (i.e. imaginary numbers created other ways, but still using a radical)α as in alpha stands for "**a** love of math"

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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It works for negative integers as well: e.g. .

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**αβγ****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-02
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Since

We get that

Now we also know

And manipulation of that reveals

So we can reword equation 2 and obtain

Which means this rotating pattern...

...works for strange cases of roots.

Example:

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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That is not much of a surprise, since 0.02th root of i is 50th power of i. No need for for modulo to get involved.

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**αβγ****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-02
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It was just an example to show the (1/x)th root of i can be reduced to one of the 4 forms of i, and since roots and powers of i can be defined, logarithms of i can be defined, since logarithms are just fancy, difficult forms of powers and roots.

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αβγ wrote:

This is really weird:

for x>0 and x is positive.

I don't get this. For example, when x is 3.

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**αβγ****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-02
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Sorry! I forgot to add the ^x ...

Actual theorem:

Sometimes little things get out sight..... but I think that happens to everyone.

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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That’s because i is a root of the equation .

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[/list]Note that 1, i, i², i³ are all distinct. We say that is a primitive*n*th root of unity iff are all distinct. If is the set of all primitive *n*th roots of unity, then is a primitive root if and only if for all isomorphisms .

More general theorem:

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Even more general theorem:

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[/list]Note that 1, i, i², i³ are all distinct. We say that is a primitive

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**αβγ****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-02
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I don't understand any of that, but thank you for the input!

I was mainly interested in the idea of multiple orders of i's, each coming from its previous form (i.e. √-1, √-i, √-√-i, etc.) and their behavior (that is if the x mod 4 power rule still works for them, or if it's slightly changed), and if these special behaviors exhibit patterns.

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**marcuslee****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-04
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Can I put it like this?

since x = x mod 4 + 4K

i^x = i^(x mod 4 + 4k)

= i^(x mod 4) * i^(4k)

= i^(x mod 4) * (i^4)^k

= i^(x mod 4) * 1^k

= i^(x mod 4)

Yes, this is always true ...

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**αβγ****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-02
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Your way seems to make sense and show how it works... thank you!

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