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Can you construct arbitrary vector spaces (e.g., the quadratics) or are the complex numbers a special case?

*I personally believe* that this is *slightly* nonsense, since vector spaces are "simply" vector spaces, while the complex numbers can be described in a variety of different algebraic structures: they're a **field,** a two dimensional **real algebra,** a one dimensional **complex algebra,** etc. Now, I'm sure that binary field operations will be supported for complex numbers: thus whether arbitrary vector spaces will be supported or not, it *won't* be a matter of "special case."

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