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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Given some of the roots of the function $f(x) = x^3+bx^2+cx+d$, how do I find the coefficients of that function?

Two of the roots of $f(x) = x^3+bx^2+cx+d$ are $3$ and $2+i$. How do I find b+c+d? The answer choices are -7, -5, 6, 9, and 25.
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Simplification of Complex Number.

I would appreciate any hints for the following problem: Given that $z=\dfrac{1-\cos4\theta+i\sin4\theta}{\sin2\theta+2i\cos^2\theta}$ show that $\vert z\vert=2\sin\theta$ and arg $z=\theta$ ...
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Defining the equation of an ellipse in the complex plane

Usually the equation for an ellipse in the complex plane is defined as $\lvert z-a\rvert + \lvert z-b\rvert = c$ where $c>\lvert a-b\rvert$. If we start with a real ellipse, can we define it in ...
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Complex Numbers - Finding Limits

$$\lim_{z\to 1+i}\frac{z^4 + 2i}{iz-3}$$ Attempt: I substituted $z = 1+i$ in the numerator and denominator: Since $i^2 = -1$ I got $(1+i)^4 = -4$ So, $$\frac{-4 + 2i}{i-4}$$
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Find the Limits Of Complex Functions

$$\lim_{z\to \infty}\frac{3z^2 + 2z - i}{2iz^2 - 1}$$ Attempt: I replaced z with 1/z and solved it. I got this $$\lim_{z\to \infty}\frac {2i-z^2}{3+2z-iz^2}$$
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real vs complex numbers

Can someone write REAL numbers in rectangular form as well? And if so, is it useful? For example: On the complex plane, $(x + yi)$ is $x$ units on the Real $x$ axis and y units on the Imaginary y ...
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How to show that $\sqrt[3]{-1+\sqrt{-7}}+\sqrt[3]{-1-\sqrt{-7}}$ is a real number at a time before the invention of complex numbers

I have read this PDF from ocw.mit.edu about complex numbers. There is one interesting question: Imagine yourself at the time, when complex numbers had to be invented yet. How to show that ...
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Points on a straight line (Complex Analysis)

I encouter a problem in complex analysis course : Let $a, b, $ and $c$ be three distinct points on a straight line with $b$ between $a$ and $c$. Show that $\frac{a-b}{c-b} \in \mathbb{R}_{<0}$. ...
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General Formula for Principle Square Root of Complex Number

How can I prove that $ \sqrt{z} = \sqrt{|z|} \frac{(z + |z|)}{|z+|z||} $ without using mathematical induction, and if I cannot -- how would I go about using induction in the set of complex numbers ?
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Sum of unitary complex numbers

Let us define: $$\varphi(x,n,t):=\frac{1}{n}\sum_{y=1}^n \left| \sum_{k=1}^n e^{2ik\pi (x-y)/n + 2i \sin(2k\pi/n) t} \right|$$ Does somebody have an idea how to prove that $$ \sup_{x=1,...,n} ...
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A question about complex using geometric.

Let $z_{1}$, $z_{2}$, and $z_{3}$ be three distinct complex numbers. Prove that these numbers are collinear if and only if the quotient $(z_{3}-z_{1})$ \ $(z_{2}-z_{1})$ is a real number. I have been ...
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Prove that $az^n+b\overline{z}^n=0$ does not have any complex solutions except for $0$ [closed]

Prove that $az^n+b\overline{z}^n=0$ when $|a|\ne|b|$ and $n\in\mathbb{N_1}$does not have any complex solutions except for $0$. What happens if $n\in\mathbb{C}$? The first one seems very obvious, but ...
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What does $\frac{z_1-z_3}{z_3-z_2}=\frac{z_2-z_1}{z_1-z_3} $ imply?

I'm having trouble understanding what the following equality implies. $$\frac{z_1-z_3}{z_3-z_2}=\frac{z_2-z_1}{z_1-z_3}.$$ I suspect that this means that the points form the vertices of an ...
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Simple complex analysis inverse

On page 113 of Churchill in explaining the $\arcsin{(-i)}$ it comes across $$ln(1-\sqrt{2})$$ which is fine but then it goes on to say that it is equal to $$ln{\frac{1}{1+\sqrt{2}}}$$ How do they ...
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Complex differentiability of $f(z)=|z|$

Why is the absolute value function $f : \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ given by $f(z) = |z|$ not complex differentiable at any point $z_0$ in the plane?
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calculate $\int_{0}^{2\pi}\frac{1-\sin(t)}{2-\cos(t)}dt$

I need to calculate $\int_{\gamma} \frac{1-\sin(z)}{2-\cos (z)}dz$ where $\gamma$ is the upper hemisphere of the circle with center $\pi$ and radius $\pi$, with a positive direction. The original ...
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$S_{1}\iff S_{2}$ in complex numbers

Let : $a_0 , a_1 , a_2 , b_0 , b_1 , b_2 \in \mathbb{C} $ : Show the following equivalence : $$\begin{cases} ( 1 + a_0 ) ( 1 + a_1 ) ( 1 + a_2 ) &=& ( 1 + b_0 ) ( 1 + j b_0 ) ( 1 + j^2 b_0 ) ...
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Square Rooting Back To Real Dimension

As we all know, square rooting -1 (a real number) opens up the "imaginary" dimension (defined by the presence of iota). We can return from the imaginary dimension back to the real dimension by ...
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Can every polynomial be factored into constant and linear complex factors?

That is, can any polynomial, $a_nx^n + a_{n-1}x^{n-1} + \ldots + a_1x^1+a_0$, be expressed $b_0\left(x + b_1\right)\left(x + b_2\right)\ldots \left(x + b_n\right)$ where $b_i \in \mathbb{C}$?
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What is wrong with my proof: $-1 = 1$? [duplicate]

I have some theories about why this could by wrong but I still haven't something that convinces me. What is wrong with this proof: $ -1 = i^2 = i.i = \sqrt{-1}.\sqrt{-1} = \sqrt{(-1).(-1)}= \sqrt1 = ...
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Confused with imaginary calculus

So $i$ is the complex unit and $n \in \mathbb{N} $. $$e^{2 \pi \ n \ i} = 1$$ $$1^{2 \pi \ n \ i} = 1$$ $$(e^{2 \pi \ n \ i})^{2 \pi \ n \ i} = e^{-4\pi^2 \ n^2}$$ $$e^{-4\pi^2 \ n^2} \neq 1$$ I’m ...
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Symmetric Icon Fractals

I have always been fascinated by fractals. But most of all I like the Symmetric Icon fractals. There is a nice book about these fractals, written by Michael Field, called Symmetry in Chaos. I'm ...
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Prove the following vectors are linearly independent

So I have these three vectors: [i, 2+i, 3]; [2, -i, 4-i}; [3, -1, 2] and I need to show they are linearly independent. This means that given scalars $x_1, x_2, x_3$ their scalar sum should equal 0. ...
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Complex var. integral: $\oint_{|z|=1} \frac{z^2\ dz}{\sin^3{z}\cos{z}}$

Integrate $\displaystyle\oint_C \dfrac{z^2\ dz}{\sin^3{z}\cos{z}}$; $C \rightarrow |z|=1$ I already know that $|z|=1$ is a circumference with $r=1$ and center at $(0,0)$. I also know there are ...
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Length of a complex vector

From the definition of inner product in $\mathbb{F}^n$ $$\textbf{a}\cdot\textbf{a}=\sum\limits_{k=1}^na_{k}\overline{a_{k}}$$ Say $a_{k}=x_{k}+iy_{k}$, then ...
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proof of a vector identity

In an exercise I am asked to prove the following vector identity: $$\textbf{a}\cdot\textbf{b}=\frac{1}{4}\big(|\textbf{a}+\textbf{b}|^{2}-|\textbf{a}-\textbf{b}|^{2}\big)$$ Both the dimension of the ...
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If $\lim\limits_{z\to z_0} f(z)=0$ and $|g(z)|<M$, for all $z$, with $M$ being a positive number, then we have $\lim\limits_{z\to z_0} f(z)g(z)=0$.

Statement: If $\lim\limits_{z\to z_0} f(z)=0$ and $|g(z)|<M$, for all $z$, with $M$ being a positive number, then we have $\lim\limits_{z\to z_0} f(z)g(z)=0$. I just wanted to verify my proof ...
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Expressing a complex function in terms of z

Use the Cauchy-Riemann equations to determine all differentiable functions that satisfy $Re(f(z))=xy$ I think I know how to do this problem. If we let $z=x+iy$, then $f(z)=u(x,y)+iv(x,y)$. We ...
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stuck with a cubic equation

I picked an equation $0= x^3 +x^2 -2x -1$ I plotted it with geogebra, to see if it had more than $1$ real root. It definitely cuts the $x$-axis $3$ times. But when I checked wolfram alpha, to see ...
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Evaluate $S=\left|\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\sin n}{i^n \cdot n}\right|$

Evaluate $$ S=\left|\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \dfrac{\sin n}{i^n \cdot n}\right|$$ where $i=\sqrt{-1}$ For this question, I did the following, Let $$ \begin{align*} S &= \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} ...
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Seperating points in the complex plane

Given a finite set of points say $p_1,p_2, \ldots, p_n$ in the complex plane, how do I find another point $q$ such that ray $R_i$ joining $q$ to $p_i$ are all distinct. I would be happy with any kind ...
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Limits of sequences connected with real and complex exponential

Let us denote $S_{n}(x)=1+\frac{x}{1 !}+\frac{x^{2}}{2!}+ ... + \frac{x^{n}}{n!}$. How could be calculated the limit $$L(x)=\lim_{n\to \infty}\frac{S_{n}(n x)}{e^{n x}}=\lim_{n\to ...
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Physical Proof of Euler's Formula

I would like to construct a geometrical or physical proof of Euler's Formula $e^{ix}=\cos x +i\sin x $. If anyone has constructed such a proof before I would love to see it, if not, I would like some ...
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Show that if $\lvert a \rvert \neq 1$, then the equation $\overline{z}^2 = az^2+bz+c$ has only a discrete number of solutions.

I knew the proof for this at some point, but I'm having trouble piecing it back together. At least, I think the proof I'm thinking of was for this result, or a result which implied this result. The ...
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Show $\lvert\lambda_1a_1 + \lambda_2a_2 + \cdots + \lambda_na_n\rvert < 1$ when $\lvert a_i\rvert < 1$ and $\lambda_i\geq 0$

If $\lvert a_i\rvert < 1$, $\lambda_i\geq 0$ for $i = 1,\ldots,n$ and $\lambda_1 + \lambda_2 + \cdots + \lambda_n = 1$, show that $$ \lvert\lambda_1a_1 + \lambda_2a_2 + \cdots + ...
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Does $\sin(x+iy) = x+iy$ have infinitely many solutions?

How to prove that $\sin(x+iy) = x+iy$ has infinitely many solutions? I know how to prove that $\sin(x) = x$ has only one solution, but I do not know how to extend this to complex analysis.
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Polar form equations on the unit circle

If $l \in [0, 2 π)$, $k, n \in N$, proof the following equations: $$\mid{e^{i k l/n} - e^{i (k-1) l/n}}\mid = \mid e^{i l/n} - 1\mid$$ and: $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \sum_{k = 1}^n \mid e^{i k l/n} - ...
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Prove that if $C$ is anti hermitian matrix then $\forall v\in \mathbb C^n \ : \ Re(\langle Cv, v \rangle)=0 $.

Suppose $C \in M_{n\times n}(\mathbb C)$ satisfies $C+C^* = 0$. Prove that $\forall v\in \mathbb C^n \ : \ Re(\langle Cv, v \rangle)=0 $. Here is what I was able to show so far: We know that $C$ ...
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Chain of inequlities in Complex variables

I am having difficulty understanding the following inequalities which is part of a solution to a problem: Suppose \begin{align} |z-1| &< 1/2\\ |z+1|&< 5/2\\ |z|&> 1/2\\ ...
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Inverting complex cosine

I have been working out problem 3a in chapter 1 section 3 in Basic Complex Analysis by Marsden. He asks to solve $$ \cos z=\frac{3}{4}+\frac{i}{4} $$ After putting cosine in its exponential form and ...
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Can an ordered field contain complex numbers?

I read a question about ordering of complex numbers, and saw an answer showing that there cannot exist an ordering of the complex numbers because regardless of how $i$ is placed in that order, it ...
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Lagrange's identity in the complex form

I am trying to show Lagrange's identity in the complex form; that is, $$ \Bigl\lvert\sum_{i = 1}^na_ib_i\Bigr\rvert^2 = \sum_{i = 1}^n\lvert a_i\rvert^2\sum_{i = 1}^n\lvert b_i\rvert^2 - \sum_{1\leq ...
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Can a complex number ever be considered 'bigger' or 'smaller' than a real number, or vice versa?

I've always had this doubt. It's perfectly reasonable to say that, for example, 9 is bigger than 2. But does it ever make sense to compare a real number and a complex/imaginary one? For example, ...
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Sixth root of -64 using Euler's formula and De Moivre's theorem

I am attempting to solve: $$(-64)^{\frac{1}{6}}$$ Using the relation: $$a+bi=re^{i(\tan^{-1}(\frac{b}{a})+2\pi n)}$$ And then applying De Moivre's theorem: ...
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Complex Analysis (Complex Mapping) stuck on professor's method of simplification in math notes

I'm having an exam this university semester and need some help with my math notes. I've come accross some problems with the section "Complex Mapping." Link to Image of my Notes: Click Me (see first ...
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When the imaginary part of a function is zero?

Let $z_k=x_k+ i y_k, x_i,y_i \in \mathbb{R}$ are the complex variables. Consider a polynomial of $z_k$ and its conjugates $f(z_1,\ldots,z_n, \bar{z}_1, \ldots,\bar{z}_n).$ Question:Is there any ...
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Distribution of magnitude squared for complex Gaussian

$\def\Re{\operatorname{Re}}\def\Im{\operatorname{Im}}$ If we have a random complex variable $h_l$, with $\Re[h_l]\sim \mathcal{N}(0,\sigma_l^2/2)$ and $\Im[h_l]\sim \mathcal{N}(0,\sigma_l^2/2)$ ...
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Show that $1+z=2\cos\frac 12\theta(\cos\frac 12 \theta + i\sin \frac 12 \theta)$

Let $z=\cos\theta+i\sin\theta$. Show that $1+z=2\cos\frac 12\theta(\cos\frac 12 \theta + i\sin \frac 12 \theta)$ Can anyone show me how to show the equation? I can't think of how to get $\frac 12 ...
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Question about galois imaginary and modular arithmetic

Let $p$ be a prime of type $3\space mod \space 4$. Then there is no solution $x^2 = -1 \space mod \space p$. Therefore we can define the so-called Galois imaginary $i$. ( $i^2 = -1 \space mod \space ...
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Complex Analysis (Limits)

Let $a, b$ be complex numbers. Use the definition of a limit directly (not just the properties of limits) to prove that $$ \lim_{z \to z_0}az + b = az_0 + b. $$ Sorry for the wrong notation, I do ...