complex notation

complex notation

[′käm‚pleks nō′tā·shən]
(physics)
The representation of a physical quantity by a complex number whose real component equals the instantaneous value of the physical quantity, a sinusoidally varying quantity thus being represented by a point rotating in a circle centered at the origin of the complex plane with uniform speed.
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The complex notation makes use of red void, red solid, and black solid coloration, all of which are reproduced in the edition.
That offers some relief to the show's art department, which painstakingly reproduces multiple boards of equations provided by Lorden and other experts, and Krumholtz, who is called on to ramble in the mathematician's specialized language as he scribbles complex notations.
The complex notations that serve as a record of these operations, referred to by Cage as scores or maps, dictated the actions he and the printers were to take-- from the color of ink to the length and number of marks and the positioning of elements in the image.