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Re: (Newbie question): New types of numbers

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  • Subject: [mg66566] Re: (Newbie question): New types of numbers
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 04:47:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <e4juaq$d6b$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

what does Algebra`Quaternions` ??
Read the source code of the package and look
what you can use for your Neutrosophic numbers

Regards
   Jens

craigugoretz at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
> 
>      I am new to Mathematica, but I have a potentially complex problem
> to solve.  My goal is get Mathematica to understand a new type of
> number called a "neutrosophic number".  Neutrosophic numbers have a
> similar form to complex numbers, except that I^2 = I instead of I^2=-1.
>  Is it possible to add a new type for the neutrosophic numbers in
> addition to the four types that Mathematica currently supports
> (Integer, Real, Rational, Complex per Appendix A.1.5 in the help
> browser for Mathematica 5.1)?  If so, what bases would I need to cover
> to make the implementation possible for user defined operators (to be
> developed) and the system operators '+' and '*' (to begin with).  If it
> is not possible to create new types of numbers, is there a way to "fake
> it"?  One possible example may involve intercepting input from the main
> evaluation loop and coercing it somehow.
> 
>                                                              Sincerely,
>                                                              Craig
> Ugoretz
> 


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