## Quaternions: what and why?

To fully understand about Quaternions, you should first understand what **Complex Numbers** are. I’ll
explain what a Quaternion is in a general matter first, and then explain it’s basics.

### What is it?

**A Quaternion represents a rotation of a point in 3D space around an axis.** That’s it.

The name `Quaternion`

has it’s name because it’s formed by 4 values (quadruple). Don’t worry why it uses 4 values now. Just know that each of the values need to be build using *sin*/*cos* to actually means anything.

If you have a point in space, and you want to rotate it around any axis, you **can** use a Quaternion to do so. You can use other techniques, if you want too. Quaternions are just another option. Depending on your problem, it might better suit your solution.

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