Definition:Complex Number/Notation

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Complex Number: Also denoted as

The set of complex numbers is usually denoted $\C$.

Variants on $\C$ are often seen, for example $\mathbf C$, $\CC$ and $\mathfrak C$, or even just $C$.

When $a$ and $b$ are symbols representing variables or constants, the form $a + i b$ is usually (but not universally) seen.

Similarly, when $a$ and $b$ are actual numbers, for example $3$ and $4$, it is usually (but not universally) written $3 + 4 i$.