i is a representation of the imaginary unit, sometimes expressed as √-1. This allows the real number system to be extended to the complex number system. Why do we do this? Not every equation has a solution in real numbers. However, by allowing complex numbers as solutions, then every polynomial equation has a solution. The Gold Glove? An MVP? Manager/rookie of the year? Why use real numbers when we have imaginary ones to work with?
I offer this anecdotal evidence towards our proof:
I always wondered how you could know that someone has intangibles.
Posted by: SF | Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 09:08 PM
I think you know when someone has intangibles when you can’t win an argument based on facts.
Posted by: attackgerbil | Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 09:09 PM
Therefore, from this point forward, I humbly submit to the mathematical lexicon the j constant. Simply put, it is i + 1, the result of which is obviously at least one imaginary unit better than i since j is one letter advanced from i in the English alphabet, and therefore, the better imaginary result.
Now we have it: j: The Jeter Constant.
Bring on the MVPs.