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noun account, accounting, aggregate, collection, complement, count, decimal, degree, estimate, exponent, figure, integer, integral, multitude, overall amount, overall quantity, quantity, score, sum, tally, total
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See also: amount, calculate, comprise, contain, enumerate, itemize, quantity, quota

INDEFINITE, NUMBER. A number which may be increased or diminished at pleasure.
     2. When a corporation is composed of an indefinite number of persons, any number of them consisting of a majority of those present may do any act unless it be otherwise regulated by the charter or by-laws. See Definite number.

NUMBER. A collection of units.
     2. In pleading, numbers must be stated truly, when alleged in the recital of a record, written instrument, or express contract. Lawes' PI. 48; 4 T. R. 314; Cro. Car. 262; Dougl. 669; 2 Bl. Rep. 1104. But in other cases, it is not in general requisite that they should be truly stated, because they are not required to be strictly proved. If, for example, in an action of trespass the plaintiff proves the wrongful taking away of any part of the goods duly described in his declaration, he is entitled to recover pro tanto. Bac. Ab. Trespass, I 2 Lawes' PI. 48.
     3. And sometimes, when the subject to be described is supposed to comprehend a multiplicity of particulars, a general description is sufficient. A declaration in trover alleging the conversion of "a library of books"' without stating their number, titles, or quality, was held 'to be sufficiently certain; 3 Bulst. 31; Carth. 110; Bac. Ab. Trover, F 1; and in an action for the loss of goods, by burning the plaintiff's house, the articles may be described by the simple denomination of "goods" or "divers goods." 1 Keb. 825; Plowd. 85, 118, 123; Cro. Eliz. 837; 1 H. Bl. 284.

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For any complex numbers [alpha], [beta] with Re([alpha]) [greater than or equal to] 1, Re([beta]) [greater than or equal to] 1, we have
Quaternions were invented by Sir William Rowan Hamilton as an extension to the complex numbers.
The "size" of the complex number is measured by its modulus or absolute value,
In later secondary years students may also study prime numbers as part of enrichment and extension of the curriculum in the area of number theory, or as a component of school-based assessment, for example exploration of Gaussian integers as part of work on complex numbers in advanced mathematics.
Suppose [alpha] is a non-zero complex number and a, b are real numbers such that 0 < a < b < 1.
In Equation 5 on page 325 they state that the square of the complex number a + bi is equal to (a + bi) (a - bi), which is equal to [a.
Denote M := {[mu], z : z [member of] C},where C denotes the set of complex numbers.
In the following, C/Z will denote the space of complex numbers mod 2[pi]i/log q.
Then we adjust the common Newton formula for the n-th root of a real (positive) or complex number to the case of quaternions.
With a small abuse of language, we use the same notation for denoting a complex number z [member of] C and the vector of [R.