Real  

Robert P. Munafo, 1999 Feb 2.



Definitions:

1. A type of number that is a superset of the rational numbers, allowing any possible infinite sequence of decimal digits, or any possible infinite continued fraction. Treated as a set, the real numbers constitute a continuum and can be thought of as being points on a line.

2. Referring to the component of a complex number that is a real number, as opposed to the imaginary component.




From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2017.     Mu-ency index


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