π, when I was a crazy high-school kid. My never-attained ambition was to reach the spot, 762 digits out in the decimal expansion, where it goes "999999", so that I could recite it out loud, come to those six 9's, and then impishly say, "and so on!"..."
...Raising a number to an imaginary power makes no sense based on the original definition of exponentiation you learned, where a^b means "a multiplied by itself b times." That definition only makes sense when b is a positive integer. After all, what would it mean to multiply something by itself i times??...
Κάποτε ξεπέρασα την αίσθηση ότι οι εξισώσεις του Μάξουελ ήταν μαύρη μαγεία. Όταν μεγαλώσω, ελπίζω να μου συμβεί το ίδιο και με την