Questions involving complex numbers: numbers of the form $a+bi$ where $i^2=-1$.

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What's an elegant expression for a general conic using complex numbers?

A 'nice' form of writing a line through $2$ points $z_1,z_2\in\mathbb{C}$ is $$z\overline{z_1-z_2}+z_1\overline{z_2-z}+z_2\overline{z-z_1}=0$$ Now I'm asked to give a similar expression for a general ...
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Find all harmonc radial functions.

Find all harmonc functions in C \ {0} wchich are constant on the circles $$ \{ z \in\mathbb{C} : |z| = r \} $$ How to start finding this functions?
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What do you call the subset of all the Gaussian integers having the smallest magnitude given an argument?

How is called the subset of Gaussian integers such that from all Gaussian integers having the same argument only one with the smallest absolute value is included? Is there a special name for them? ...
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Prove that $\{n^2f\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)\}$ is bounded.

Let , $f$ be entire function such that $|f\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)|\le \frac{1}{n^{3/2}}$ for all $n\in \mathbb N$. Then prove that $\{n^2f\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)\}$ is bounded. From the ...
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“Permutation” of squared norm and sum

In "Problems and Solutions in Mathematics", 2nd edition, by Ta-Tsien, exercice 4312. Let $f$ be a periodic function on $\mathbb{R}$ with period $2 \pi$ such that $f|_{[0, 2 \pi]}$ belongs to $L^2(0, ...
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Polynomial Equation Solution

Use Demoivre's theorem to show: $cos 7θ = 64 cos7 θ − 112 cos5 θ + 56 cos3 θ − 7 cos θ$ Hence,solve: $128x^7 −224x^5 +112x^3 −14x+1=0$ I've shown the first part and multiplied the equation by 2 and ...
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What is the number of complex integers inside a circle of radius r? [on hold]

What is the number of such complex integers, $z$, that $|z|\le r$? I am interested in a closed-form formula for integer $r$.
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Precalculus unit circle with imaginary axis.

(a) Suppose $p$ and $q$ are points on the unit circle such that the line through $p$ and $q$ intersects the real axis. Show that if $z$ is the point where this line intersects the real axis, then $z = ...
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Expansion of imaginary numbers

If $(1+i)^{100}$ is expanded, what is the value of the real part of the result? I know that this has to do with binomial theory and Pascal's triangle, but I don't know how to use it here.
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Complex Number to a power

I asked this question yesterday, but the answers did not actually answer what I wanted to know since I asked the question in the wrong way. I have $e^{i\frac{2014\pi}{12}}$. I know Euler's formula, ...
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Extend $(\frac{1}{2}, \frac{i}{2} ,\frac{-1}{2},\frac{-i}{2} )$ to an orthonormal basis for $\mathbb{C}^4$.

Consider $\mathbb{C}^4$ with the standard inner-product$ < , >$. Extend $(\frac{1}{2}, \frac{i}{2} ,\frac{-1}{2},\frac{-i}{2} )$ to an orthonormal basis for $\mathbb{C}^4$. How is this possible ...
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Simplifying a Complex Number

I have $\left ( \frac{e^{i\frac{\pi}{3}}}{1+i}\right )^{2014}$. I wish to simplify this to standard form. I simplify to $\left ( e^{i\frac{\pi}{12}} \right )^{2014}$ I can evaluate and simplify ...
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Difficult Complex Number Proof. Given $|w| =1$ or $|v|=1$ [on hold]

Let $z, w$ be distinct complex numbers. Show that if $|z| = 1$ or $|w| = 1$, then $$\left|\frac{w-z}{1-\overline{w}z}\right| = 1$$ Hint: Note that $|a|^2 = a\overline a$ I have been ...
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Prove that $\max\{|ac+b|,|a+bc|\}\ge\frac{mn}{\sqrt{m^2+n^2}}$

Let $a,b,c$ be complex numbers such that $|a+b|=m$ and $|a-b|=n$ and $mn\ne0$. Prove that $$\max\{|ac+b|,|a+bc|\}\ge\frac{mn}{\sqrt{m^2+n^2}}$$ I have tried using formula ...
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Is a matrix with complex entries invertable?

This is merely a question of interest and not for something I am doing in school. I have never seen a matrix with complex entries in class before, but mind you it was a limited linear algebra class, I ...
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Cauchy- riemann equations

Let $f(z) = u(x,y) + iv(x,y)$ be a complex function that is differentiable at the point $z_0 =x_0 + iy_0$. Prove that $f'(z_0)= \frac{\partial u}{\partial x} (x_0,y_0) + i \frac{\partial ...
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How to use the for re^itheta to prove this?

Can someone please explain how to use the form $re^{i\theta}$ and de Moivre's to prove that: $$\sum_{n=1}^N \frac{\sin n\theta}{2^n} = \frac{2^{N+1} \sin \theta + \sin N\theta - 2\sin(N + ...
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Representing a transformation from C to C with respect to the basis 1, i

I am having trouble understanding why the transformation: $ T(z) = (3+4i)z$ from C to C can be represented by the matrix $ \begin{bmatrix} 3, -4 \\ 4, 3 \end{bmatrix}$ with respect to the basis $ ...
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Conditions for point lying inside triangle formed by three complex numbers.

The question states $z_1,z_2,z_3$ are three non-collinear complex numbers such that $$z=\frac{lz_1+mz_2+nz_3}{l+m+n}$$ lies inside the triangle formed by $z_1,z_2,z_3$. If $l,m,n$ are the ...
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Equivalent forms of expressions with complex numbers

Which expressions are equivalent to $ {1\over{(9i+z)^4}} + {1\over{(9i-z)^4}}$ Select all that apply. $ {18i\over{(81−z)^8}}$ $ {−18i\over{(81+z)^8}}$ $ {18i\over{(81+z)^8}}$ $ ...
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Prove that if $z$ is good then so is $z + r$ for every $r \in R$.

Let $$R = \left\{\frac{a + b\sqrt{-19}}{2}:a,b \in \mathbb{Z}, a \equiv b \mod 2 \right\} = \mathbb{Z} \left[\dfrac{1+\sqrt{-19}}{2} \right] = \mathbb{Z}[\alpha].$$ Note that $R$ is an integral ...
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An example of length, area or volume expressed as a complex number?

I sometimes have conversations with my fellow high school students about complex numbers and the existance of these "imaginairy" structures. I will then define the complex number $i$ algebraicly to be ...
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Use de Moivre's theorem to obtain an expression for $\sin^6x$ as a sum of terms in the form $\cos ax$

I'm not exactly sure if I'm on the right lines but I've started with a binomial expansion: $(\cos x+i\sin x)^6=\cos 6x +i \sin 6x= \cos^6 x + i(6\cos^5x \sin x)-15\cos^4x \sin^2x-i(20\cos^3x \sin^3 ...
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Argument of $z = 1 - e^{it}$

Let $t\in(0,2\pi)$. How can I find the argument of $z = 1 - e^{it}= 1 - \cos(t) - i\sin(t)$?
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Compute all possible values of log(-j)

How do I find all possible values of $\log(-j)$? I need to use the equation
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A small complex number whose total distance from other given complex numbers is large

Let $z_1,z_2,...,z_n$ be distinct complex numbers such that $|z_i|\leq1$. Is it true that there exists $z, |z|\leq1$ such that $\displaystyle\sum_{i=1}^n |z-z_i|\geq n$ ? Thank you.
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How can I solve this integral with complex number?

$n$ here is a complex number such that $n=n_r+in_i$ How can I solve this integral? $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^4}{|x^2-n^2|^2} d x=? $$
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Why is e used for polar form of complex numbers? [duplicate]

This is a real basic question. Why is $e$ the base for polar form of complex numbers? In high school maths I learned that e is useful in derivatives etc. And it's conventional to use it for ...
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Simplify $\frac{(\cos \frac{π}{7}-i\sin\frac{π}{7})^3}{(\cos\frac{π}{7}+i\sin\frac{π}{7})^4}$

Simplify $$\frac{(\cos \frac{π}{7}-i\sin\frac{π}{7})^3}{(\cos\frac{π}{7}+i\sin\frac{π}{7})^4}$$ I used de Morvre's theorem to get to $$\frac{(\cos ...
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What operation is “$\oplus$” in Lounesto's introduction to Clifford Algebras

I'm reading Lounesto's CLifford Algebras and Spinors and on page 26 (also below) he states the following: \begin{align} C\mathcal{l}_2=\mathbb{R}\oplus\mathbb{R}^2\oplus\bigwedge^2\mathbb{R}^2. ...
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$Arg(z+1) = \frac{π}{6}$ and $Arg(z-1) = \frac{2π}{3}$ [on hold]

I'm really stuck I need to find z when $$Arg(z+1) = \frac{π}{6}$$ and $$Arg(z-1) = \frac{2π}{3}$$ Please help!!!!
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If complex numbers can be represented as vectors, why can't we define $2$-dimensional vector division just as complex division?

If complex numbers can be represented as vectors, why can't we define $2$-dimensional vector division just as complex division? Is there any inconvenient/incompatibility to this?
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Jacobi Identities

Can anyone guide me how can I prove these two identities? a)$$\prod_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1-q^{2n}}{1-q^{2n-1}}=\sum^{\infty}_{n=1}q^{n(n+1)/2}$$ b) ...
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Prove equality of two numbers written in complex polar form.

Show that these two numbers are equal: $$ z_1=\frac{e^{\tfrac{2\pi i}{9}}-e^{\tfrac{5\pi i}{9}}}{1-e^{\tfrac{7\pi i}{9}}} $$ and $$z_2=\frac{e^{\tfrac{\pi i}{9}}-e^{\tfrac{3\pi ...
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Trigonometry question using complex numbers on the complex plane

I am not quite sure what this is asking, I tried to square these numbers and then convert into radians but it was not right. I am only used to graphing the absolute value of complex numbers. Let ...
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Challenge: Rotation by 1 radian [on hold]

Prove in the most geometrical language you can (no Taylor series or pure algebraic manipulations) that $e^i$ represents a rotation by $1$ radian. Resorting to Euler's formula and identity are not ...
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Multiplication of two factors with complex numbers

I have the following to multiply ; $$(z-p-qi+\sqrt{t+ui})(z-p+qi+\sqrt{t-ui})$$ Now, I think that the product must not have any complex numbers... But here is what I get ...
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Evaluating complex functions integrals over closed curves

I recently evaluated the following two integrals: $\int_\gamma \dfrac{\bar z\,dz}{2i}$ where $\gamma$ is a circle with radius $r$ around some point. $\int_\gamma \dfrac{\bar z\,dz}{2i}$ where ...
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Argument for $(a+bi)^2$

I found out the modulus for $(a+bi)^2$, which is $$a^2+b^2$$ but I am unable to find the argument. I found out that $$\theta = \frac{2ab}{(a-b)(a+b)}$$ I don't know how to simplify further! Please ...
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Loci of Complex Equation

How does the loci of the equation $|z-(i+1)| = |1 + i|$ look like? I can't seem to visualise any points on the complex plane satisfying the above except the 2 obvious ones (2,2) and (0,0)... Is that ...
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If $\lim_{|z|\to \infty}\frac{f(z)}{g(z)}$ exists then either $f\equiv0$ on $\Bbb C$ or $f(z)\not =0$ for all $z\in \mathbb C$.

Let , $f,g:\mathbb C\to \mathbb C$ be analytic such that $g(z)\not =0,\forall z\in \mathbb C$. If $\lim_{|z|\to \infty}\frac{f(z)}{g(z)}$ exists then prove that either $f\equiv0$ on $\Bbb C$ or ...
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Is there any interpretation to the imaginary component obtained when computing the geometric mean of a series of negative returns?

When computing returns in finance geometric means are used because the return time series of a financial asset is a geometric series: $\mu_r = \sqrt[T]{\prod_{t=1}^T r_t}$ where the return is computed ...
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Where does this equality come from? complex numbers rewritten

http://mathfaculty.fullerton.edu/mathews/c2003/ComplexSequenceSeriesMod.html See example 4.2. in above. They have $z_n = (1+i)^n$ and then they've rewritten that to a familiar $a_n+ib_n$ form ... ...
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Complex Fourier Coefficients by Inspection?

This is the solution to a fourier series problem, of the function $sin(\omega_0t)$: I understand how the author has used Euler's formula to split this function into two exponential terms. However, ...
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Solve the complex equations

I have a question from complex calculus. How to solve this two equations: a) $$ \sin(z)=2015 $$ I know that $\sin(z)$ equals to $$ \frac{e^{iz}-e^{-iz}}{2i} $$ And i don't know whats next. b) $$ ...
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Prove that $x^3+x^2+x$ is a factor of $(x+1)^n-x^n-1$ using complex numbers [closed]

This question is given in my book under the complex number chapter but I can't understand how to solve it using complex numbers. It is given that $n$ is an odd integer greater than 3, but $n$ is ...
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Expansion of complex equation.

Find the value of $$\left(\frac{-1+\sqrt 3i}{2}\right)^{15} + \left(\frac{-1-\sqrt 3i}{2}\right)^{15}.$$ In general, how do we find the value of expansion of equation of high orders other than ...
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Solving $\cos z = i$ for $z$

Solve $\cos z = i$ for $z$. What I have tried: $$\cos z = i$$ $$\frac{e^{-zi}+e^{zi}}{2}=i$$ $$e^{-zi}+e^{zi}=2i=2e^{\frac\pi 2 + 2\pi k},\quad k\in \Bbb Z$$ I would take logs, but then I would ...
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Explain why $e^{i\pi} = -1$ to an $8^{th}$ grader?

I am an $8^{th}$ grader that is taking Algebra I. But nearly everyday I try to learn things outside of what I am learning in class. Quite a while ago I discovered that $e^{i\pi} = -1$. This ...
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Exponential to Trigonometric function problem

Here is part of the solution to a fourier series problem involving a rectangular pulse train: I'm following along, and have integrated correctly. But I'm stuck at the second last step - I don't ...