Questions involving complex numbers, that is numbers of the form $a+bi$ where $i^2=-1$ and $a,b\in\mathbb{R}$.

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$z^3=w^3 \implies z=w$?

I've reached this in another problem I have to solve: $z,w \in \Bbb {C}$. $z^3=w^3 \implies z=w$? I've scratched my head quite a bit, but I completely forgot how to do this, I don't know if this is ...
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Commutative binary operations on $\Bbb C$ that distribute over both multiplication and addition

Does there exist a non-trivial commutative binary operation on $\Bbb C$ that distributes over both multiplication and addition? In other words, if our operation is denoted by $\odot$, then I want the ...
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Julia and Mandelbrot Sets [on hold]

I need to know how escape, prisoner, Julia and Mandelbrot sets work. Are they all in one sequence or are they separate.
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Statistical significance of deviation from a complex-valued model

I have complex-valued data. At each one of about 100 linearly spaced $x$ values, I have a corresponding measurement of a complex quantity with well-defined Gaussian uncertainties on both the real and ...
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How does one use the complex plane to solve this problem?

Given: $$a^2 + ab + b^2 = 1 + i$$ $$b^2 + bc + c^2 = -2$$ $$c^2 + ca + a^2 = 1$$ Find $$(ab + bc + ca)^2.$$ The solution says to use the complex plane. Can somebody explain to me (an average ...
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Complex numbers: conjugate [on hold]

Can anyone help me with this? Let $z^*$ be the complex conjugate of $z$ (a) Show that $ (zw)^* = z^*w^*$ (b) Prove by induction that $\ (z^n)^*=(z^*)^n$ for all positive integers $n$.
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Geometric series and complex numbers [duplicate]

I'm new to this site, english is not my mother tongue, and I'm just learning LaTeX. I'm basically a noob, so please be indulgent if I break any rule or habits. I'm stuck at proving the following ...
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Finding all the values of $\sqrt[3]{7-4i}$

I'm reading about De Moivre's Formula and the Roots of Unity, and one of the exercises is to find all the different values of $$ \sqrt[3]{7-4i} $$ I know that you can find the $n$th root of 1 with ...
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Finding all complex roots of this equation

So i have this equation: $z^5-4z^4+11z^3+12z^2-42z+52=0 \text{ for }z\in\Bbb{C}$ One root is: $z=1+i$ That gives us also the 2nd root. $z=1-i$ But i am stuck with how to get other 3. I thought i ...
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Projection of the XY plane.

Is there a way to project the infinite Complex plane to either the Poincare disk or the unit disk - for all values of x + iy ?
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Is $i^i$a real number or not? [duplicate]

How might we go about proving $i^i$ is not a real number? I don't know in general how to exponentiate to complex powers, I found this question in an introductory calculus course, so maybe there is an ...
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Complex Conjugation problem using the identity $|x|^2=xx^*$

Show that $$|c|^2= \frac{4k^2}{k^2 +\gamma^2}$$ given (1)$$a+b=c$$ and (2)$$ik(a-b)=-\gamma c$$ This was given in a lecture without proof, so there's probably a very simple way of proving the ...
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2x2 matrix multiplication issue

Let $$f_w(z)=z+w=\begin{bmatrix}1 & w \\ 0 & 1\end{bmatrix}z$$ where $z$ is a complex number. Shouldn't this be $w$ when $z=0$? However when I do the multiplication I get ...
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Number of polynomial factors of $a^n-b^n$?

This is a number theoretical problem that I discovered myself. Let $f(n)$ be the number of factors of $a^n-b^n$ with integer coefficients when its completely factored. For example: $f(1)=1$, because ...
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What are the real and imaginary parts of this complex propagation constant?

I am currently looking at the propagation constant $\gamma\in\mathbb{C}$, which is $$ \gamma = i\omega\sqrt{\mu\epsilon-i\,\frac{\sigma\mu}{\omega}}, $$ where $i^2 = -1$ and all other quantities are ...
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How to find the real or imaginary part of an equation involving complex numbers?

I am currently using the Debye model and need to find the real and imaginary parts of the equation. The Debye equation is $$ \epsilon_\text{r} = \epsilon_\infty + \frac{\epsilon_\text{s} - ...
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Complex integration on NON-simple closed curve

Compute the following integral with the help of Cauchy's residue theorem. $$\int_C\cot z\,dz$$where , $C:z=4e^{4i\theta}$ , $-\pi\le \theta\le\pi$ Here , singularities of are given by $\sin ...
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Are all interior points limit points in complex analysis?

The definition of limit point z for a set S in complex analysis states that there exists at least one point of the set inside the deleted neighbourhood of z.Does this imply that all interior points of ...
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Question about asymptotic behaviour of argument of complex number

Let $r\in\mathbb{R}^{+}$, $\theta\in\mathbb{R}$ and $z_{0}\in\mathbb{C}$. Does $\arg{(r\text{e}^{i\theta}+z_{0})}\longrightarrow\theta$ as $r\longrightarrow\infty$?
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$i^i$ is real number. But $\ln(i^i)=i\cdot \ln(i)=\frac{i}{2}\ln(-1)$. But $\ln(-1)$ is not defined. [on hold]

$i^i$ is a real number. But, $\ln(i^i)=i\cdot\ln(i)=\frac{i}{2}\ln(-1)$. But $\ln(-1)$ is not defined. So how can $i^i$ be a real number?
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Simplifying complex functions and expressions with real results

So I integrated a real function $$ \int_{0}^{k_{max}}\frac{k^4}{(k^2 + x)^2 + y^2} $$ $$= k_{max} + \frac{1}{2y} \left(i (x + iy)^{3/2} \arctan{\left(\frac{k_{max}}{(\sqrt{(x + i y})}\right)} - i (x ...
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Complex number identity by trigonometry

Show that $\lvert e^{i\theta} - 1\rvert = 2\lvert\sin(\theta/2)\rvert$ by using the geometry of the triangle with vertices 0, 1, and the midpoint of the line joining 0 and $e^{i\theta}$. I have been ...
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Finding roots of $4$th degree conjugate reciprocal polynomial

I am developing a computer program and the following polynomial, of which I need to obtain the roots, turned up $$Ax^4 + Bx^3 + Cx^2 + \overline{B}x + \overline{A}, \quad \text{where } A, B,x \in ...
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Simplifying $\sum\limits_{n=0}^N -|a_n|^2+a_na_{n+1}^\star$

Can the sum mentioned above (where we set $N+1\equiv 0$ so that the sum is cyclic) be transformed to the form $\sum\limits_{n=0}^N -|\xi_n|^2$, where $\xi_n$ are linear combinatiosn of $a_n$?
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Product of the difference of $n$th roots of $-1$ [closed]

If $w_1,w_2,\ldots,w_n$ are the $n^{\text{th}}$ roots of $-1$, then how can we prove that by mathematical induction $$(w_2-w_1 )(w_3-w_1 )\cdots(w_n-w_1 )=\frac n{w_1}?$$
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Factorisation over $\Bbb C$ of $z^2 -10z+30$

I haven't done these questions in a long time, so I am just wondering if my approach and answer is correct. When asked to $z^2-10z+30$ over $\Bbb C$, My approach: I complete the square of the ...
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A triangle and its median in complex plane.

Let $z_1$, $z_2$, $z_3$ be vertices of the triangle $\triangle ABC$. And given that $|z_1|=|z_2|=|z_3|$. Then the median through $A$ cuts the circumcircle at which point? We need to get the answer in ...
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Raising a number in Rectangular Form

What is the value of $(-2 + 3i\sqrt3)^6$? Answer is $4096$ Convert $(-2 + 3i\sqrt3)^6$ to Polar Form. $${ (\sqrt{31} \angle 111.05)^6 }$$ I use something called De Moivre's Theorem $${z^n = r^n( ...
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Complex exponential to real

I'm not yet very good at complex number, so I would appreciate the following insight: How exactly do we arrive from $e^{\pi(1-i)}-e^{-\pi(1-i)}$ to $e^{-π}-e^π$, and why does ...
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Why are values greater than $\pi$ radians given as negative in exponential form?

Find the fifth roots of $-3+3i$ in exponential form. My answers are: $$1.335e^{3i\pi/20}$$ $$1.335e^{11i\pi/20}$$ $$1.335e^{19i\pi/20}$$ $$1.335e^{27i\pi/20}$$ $$1.335e^{35i\pi/20}$$ Wolfram ...
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Multiplying square roots of negative numbers

I am just learning more about complex numbers and a question popped up I can't figure out on my own, so I've posted it here. I already know $i^2=-1$ and $i=\sqrt{-1}$ (isn't it even true that $\pm ...
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Complex Normal Gaussian noise

I would like to create complex normal Gaussian noise with dimensions $(M,N)$ The noise should have zero mean and $var=1$. How can I do so?
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Prove that for any integer $m>1$, $\ \ (z+a)^{2m}-(z-a)^{2m}=4maz\prod_{k=1}^{m-1}[z^2+a^2\cot^2(k\pi/2m)]$.

Prove that for any integer $m>1$, $$(z+a)^{2m}-(z-a)^{2m}=4maz\prod\limits_{k=1}^{m-1}[z^2+a^2\cot^2(k\pi/2m)].$$ This how tried to do it: Expand the two brackets on the right hand side ...
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matching the powers of the coefficients of polynomials

Hi: The result of the following question is stated (as an "it is straightforward to show that" type of result) in an econometrics paper, the link of which I can provide. But I translated into a ...
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Definitions for complex numbers

I could not find this question anywhere else. But why are addition, subtraction, division, and other operations defines they are in complex numbers? Could they defined as something else?
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How to solve $z^3 + \overline z = 0$ [duplicate]

I need to solve this: $$z^3 + \overline z = 0$$ how should I manage the 0? I know that a complex number is in this form: ...
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Real Roots of Complex Quadratic Equation - (Kasana's first example)

I recently bought H.S. Kasana's Complex Variables. It seems quite interesting, and a little harder for me than I had expected, though I should be able to get through it if I take my time. ...
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Constructing $\mathbb{C}$ from $\mathbb{R}$

I'm having difficulty grasping the notion that you can define the complex numbers as $\mathbb{C}=\mathbb{R}[t]/\langle t^2+1\rangle$. As far as I understand, $\mathbb{R}[t]$ is the set of all ...
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Sum of roots of unity, proving that $1+w+w^2…+w^{n-1}=0$ [closed]

If $w$ is a unit square of rank $n$ (meaning $w^n=1$), s.t $w$ is not $1$. Prove that $1+w+w^2.....+w^{n-1}=0$. We're pretty sure that we need to use induction, its easy to prove for $n=2$ but ...
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Identity with complex numbers related to the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality

I have this equation $ a_j,b_j\in \mathbb{C} , j=1,2,...,n$ $$ \left| \sum\limits_{j=1}^n a_jb_j \right|^2 = \sum\limits_{j=1}^n |a_j|^2 \sum\limits_{j=1}^n |b_j|^2 -\sum_{1\leq i \leq j \leq n} ...
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How can I visualize the interaction of the imaginary parts of the cosine/sine functions?

So I've been trying to get a good and intuitive feel for the extension of the sine and cosine functions into complex numbers (i.e. $\cos(z)$ where $z=a+bi$), and to do so I've naturally been looking ...
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Fixed points of $\frac{1\pm \sqrt{1-|a|^2}}{\bar a}.$

Prove that $\phi_a(z)=\frac{a-z}{1-\bar az}$ , $0<|a|<1$ has exactly two fixed points ; one inside the unit disc and the other outside the unit disc. Putting $\phi_a(z)=z$ I find that there ...
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If $x_1, x_2,…,x_{10}$ are such that $\sum_{i=1}^{10} \sin^2(x_i) = 1$, prove that $3 \sum_{i=1}^{10} \sin(x_i) \leq \sum_{i=1}^{10} \cos(x_i)$ [duplicate]

Take $x_1, x_2,...,x_{10}$ such that $\sum_{i=1}^{10} \sin^2(x_i) = 1$ with $x_1, x_2,...,x_{10}$ on $\left[0,\frac{\pi}{2}\right]$, prove that $3 \sum_{i=1}^{10} \sin(x_i) \leq \sum_{i=1}^{10} ...
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How find all complex numbers such that: $|\,1 - z\,| < k\ (1 - |\,z\,|\, )$?

Let $k > 1$ be a real number. How may one find all complex numbers such that: $|\,1 - z\,| < k\ (1 - |\,z\,|\, )$? ...
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Complex numbers $x$, $y$, and $z$ are collinear, show that there exist $a,b,c$ for which $ax+by+cz=0$ where $a+b+c=0$

Suppose $x$, $y$, and $z$ are collinear (complex numbers). Prove that there exist real constants $a$, $b$, $c$, not all zero, such that $ax+by+cz=0$ where $a+b+c=0$. This is how I did it: First, ...
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What is the solution(s) to $1^i$?

$1^x$ is always $1$ with real numbers, but everything gets more complicated with complex numbers. Using Eulers formula, you know that $$e^{ix}=\cos(x)+i\sin(x)$$ If you make x=2π into this you'd get ...
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$ x+y = 1 $ and $ \frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{y} = 1 $ Solve $ x^3 + y^3 $ [closed]

$x$, $y$ are complex numbers, $x$ and $y$ aren't $0$. $$ x + y = 1 $$ $$ \frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{y} = 1 $$ $$ x^3 + y^3 = ? $$ Thank You!
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Most natural intro to Complex Numbers [closed]

This is a soft question but I'm willing to ask. There are few ways to introduce the field of complex numbers, but if You had the opportunity to write an elementary textbook, what would be the most ...
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Evaluate the given limit in $C_r=\{re^{i\theta}:0\le \theta \le \pi\}$

Let , $C_r=\{re^{i\theta}:0\le \theta \le \pi\}$ denotes the semicircle traversed clockwise. Show that $$\lim_{r\to 0}\int_{C_r}\frac{e^{iz}}{z(z^2+1)}\,dz=-\pi i$$ I can not use the Jordan's ...
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Questions on whether imaginary number is larger than $0$

The imaginary number implies $i=\sqrt{-1}$ But this this not say whether $i$ is larger or smaller or equal to $0$ So i wonder if $i$ can be larger or smaller than $0$ and if so how do we see it