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 Definition Numbers of form a + bi + cj + dk, where a, b, c and d are real, and i2 = −1, j2 = −1 and k2 = −1. [d] [e]

The inscription

The story of the famous bridge inscription is told at some length in Conway and Smith (see Complex number#Further reading for a full reference) where it is described as "one of the most famous acts of mathematical vandalism in history". Greg Woodhouse 11:14, 22 April 2007 (CDT)

I like the bridge story. It has dramatic appeal. As I remember and as it was told to me, what he wrote was "". I think it would be good to put this, perhaps in parentheses, right into the sentence of the article where it talks about him writing it -- or at the very least in a footnote (if someone can verify that that's what he wrote). Did the incription stay up long? Is there a plaque at the bridge talking about it? It would be nice to get a bit more detail. --Catherine Woodgold 19:38, 24 April 2007 (CDT)
John Baez wrote a bit about it at . -- Jitse Niesen 20:20, 24 April 2007 (CDT)
Nice. Could we put a link from the article to that web page? --Catherine Woodgold 07:56, 1 May 2007 (CDT)