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Real Line

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A Line with a fixed scale so that every Real Number corresponds to a unique Point on the Line. The generalization of the real line to 2-D is called the Complex Plane.

See also Abscissa, Complex Plane


Courant, R. and Robbins, H. What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, p. 57, 1996.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein