The “distressed” effect i.e. yellowed, old and dried out, makes this even more charming.
I was surprised how much I liked this, even beyond the aesthetic appeal. Usually, I am most comfortable with the literal and tangible. Or matters validated by personal experience. Such preferences are NOT consistent with a data visualization of complex numbers! Anything that is described as “transcendental”, regardless of context, is subtle. Enigmatic.
But this isn’t confusing (or irritating!). That’s because there is a single “leap of faith”, requiring only one axiom* I must accept as truth. Once overcome, all other relationships are either transitive or can be derived as a closed-form solution. That’s math-speak for paper and pencil.
Closed-form solutions are empowering
Why? Because external help is unnecessary. No numerical analysis. No Monte Carlo simulation. Nothing relying on computational methods. No statistical analysis programming application. No PC. (No mainframe running TSO/MVS, SPF and JCL either!)
Closed-form solutions require something to write with, something to write on, and ME! I love to feel so capable and self-reliant.
*Actually, acceptance of three or half a dozen axioms might be required
The Map of Complex Numbers
I’m uncertain because I can’t clearly see everything in the image. I guess the “leap of faith” is better described as “bouncing”.