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- imaginary algebra

I saw a proof in which they came up with the

$$

i^{1/i} = i^{-i} = e^{i\frac{\pi}{2} \cdot -i} = e^{\frac{\pi}{2}} ~.

$$

But it seems the proof is entirely algebraic, so we have no grounds for thinking it works anywhere. The only exception might be an analytic connection with power series, like a Laurent series. Is there such a connection, or is this as ad hoc as it seems?

*i*th root of*i*through the typical algebra.$$

i^{1/i} = i^{-i} = e^{i\frac{\pi}{2} \cdot -i} = e^{\frac{\pi}{2}} ~.

$$

But it seems the proof is entirely algebraic, so we have no grounds for thinking it works anywhere. The only exception might be an analytic connection with power series, like a Laurent series. Is there such a connection, or is this as ad hoc as it seems?