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Absolute value of complex exponential

Can something explain to me why the absolute value of a complex exponential is 1? (Or at least that's what my textbook is telling me.) For example: $$|e^{-2i}|=1, i=\sqrt {-1}$$
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Continuity and other properties of complex exponential

So I think I can do the others, but part (i) about showing the continuity of $a^z$ has me stumped. I always get really stuck when it comes to proving continuity (I am using the metric spaces ...
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How does the complex exponential function transform the unit circle?

I know you can write every complex number on the unit circle as $e^{i\theta} = \cos(\theta)+i\sin(\theta).$ But what does it look like when you raise $e$ to the values? You get ...
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Finding power series

I need to find the power series for $e^z + e^{az} + e^{a²z}$ where $a$ is the complex number $e^{2πi/3}$. I know that $1 + a + a² = 0$. I have tried to differentiate the expression and give values ...
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Express $-1+i$ in exponential form.

Express $-1+i$ in exponential form. My attempt so far Let $z=-1+i$ $$r=|z|=\sqrt2$$ $$\theta=\tan^{-1}(-1)=-\frac{\pi}{4}$$ Now, this is where I go wrong (I don't know why it's wrong!): So in ...
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Complex exponential

I know that the equation $e^{z}=-1$ has no solution had if been $z$ is a real number. So does the equation also has no solution when $z$ is complex?
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Real solutions of the equation $\,z + e^{-z} - x = 0$ for $\,x > 1$ and $\,\Re(z) ≥ 0$

I have the complex equation $z + e^{-z} - x = 0$, where $z$ is complex and $x$ real, and I need to show that it has only one real solution for $x > 1$ and $\Re(z) \ge 0$. I do not see how this is ...
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$\lim _{ n\rightarrow \infty }{ { \left( -1+\frac { 1 }{ n } \right) }^{ n } } =? $

We know that $$\lim _{ n\rightarrow \infty }{ { \left( 1-\frac { 1 }{ n } \right) }^{ n } } =\frac { 1 }{ e } .$$ However the result of $$\lim _{ n\rightarrow \infty }{ { \left( -1+\frac { 1 }{ n ...
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Development of imaginary exponent without appealing to “ambiguity” between $i$ and $-i$

Is there a way to develop the definition of the imaginary exponent, $z^i$, for complex $z$, that does not appeal to the notion that $i$ and $-i$ are "qualitatively indistinct" and that does not rely ...
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Taking derivatives of exponential function

Beware, this question might be silly and may contain mathematical fallacies. $$ d/dt(e^{jwt}) = jwe^{jwt} $$ $$ d/dt(e^{j \pi t}) = j \pi e^{j \pi t} $$ $$ d/dt(e^{j 180 t}) = j 180 e^{j 180 t} $$ ...
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Euler's identity: why is the $e$ in $e^{ix}$? What if it were some other constant like $2^{ix}$?

$e^{ix}$ describes a unit circle in polar coordinates on the complex plane, where x is the angle (in radians) counterclockwise of the positive real axis. My intuition behind this is that ...
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Do there exist complex algebraic $α,β$ such that $α^β=π$ or $α^β=e$?

Given the algebraic operations and complex exponentiation $(a+bi)^{c+di}$ and logarithm, is it possible to derive $\pi$ and $e$? If one is derivable then so should be the other, as $e^\pi = ...
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Exponential functions of a complex number. I can't get it right.

Question: Prove that $\frac{e^Z}{e^W} = e^{z-w}$ My Attempt: The given equation on left-hand side can be re-written as $e^z.e^{-w}$. Let $z = x + iy$ and $w = u + iv$. $exp(w) = e^u(cosv+isinv)$. ...
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Problem of finding General value

The general value $e^i$ is given by___ $$e^i=e^{\cos(2n\pi+\pi/2)+i\sin(2n\pi+\pi/2)}=e^{e^{2n\pi+\pi/2}}, \quad \forall n\in I$$ Is it right? But here, I need answer $e^{-(2n\pi+\pi/2)}, \forall ...
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How does $Ae^{4ix}+Be^{-4ix}=A\cos(4x)+B\sin(4x)$?

$e^{ix}=\cos(x)+i\sin(x)$ $Ae^{4ix}=A(\cos(4x)+i\sin(4x))$ $Be^{-4ix}=B(-\cos(4x)-i\sin(4x))$ What am I doing wrong? I am trying to find the complimentary function of $\frac{d^2y}{dx^2} ...
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How to solve $e^{ix} = i$

I am taking an on-line course and the following homework problem was posed: $$e^{ix} = i$$ I have no idea how to solve this problem. I have never dealt with solving equations that have imaginary ...
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Logical explanation of Euler's formula

This question is a about (if not proving) at least guessing the Euler's formula. I don't want the proof using the infinite sums. We can guess by logic that for example that the equation ...
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Incoherence using Euler's formula

Using the relation $\ e^{ix} = \cos(x) + i\sin(x)$ and substituting for $\ x = \pi$, we have the well-known Euler identity, $ e^{i\pi} = -1$. Substitute also for $ x = -\pi $, we have $ e^{-i\pi} = ...
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Connected set on complex plane

What's the numebr of connected components for the set of complex numbers $\{e^z:|z|=1\}$ on the complex plane? Remark: It represents a simple closed curve which intersects the real axis at points ...
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Prove (*) by induction on k.

Challenge: For linear systems with constant coefficients, in some sense we "never need more" than the so-called exponential polynomials, meaning expressions in the form $$\sum_{i=1}^m ...
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How does $e^{i x}$ produce rotation around the imaginary unit circle?

Euler' formula states that: $e^{i x} = \cos(x) + i \sin(x)$ I can see from the MacLaurin Expansion that this is indeed true, however, I don't intuitively understand how raising $e^{i x}$ power ...
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Why aren't there more numbers like e, pi, and i? This is based on looking through the Handbook of Mathematical Functions and online.

This is kind of a big picture question. I just counted up all the symbols used in normal mathematics and, give or take, there are probably around 150 of them, tops. And that's really stretching ...
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Exponential function and bijection

I am required to prove the following: For any real number $k$, prove that the exponential function $e^z$ is a bijection ($z$ is a complex number) from the strip $a < im z \leq k+2pi$ to the ...
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Real, imaginary parts of $G(w)=\frac{1}{2}(\sqrt{2}-\sqrt{2}e^{iw})$

For the function $G(w)=\frac{1}{2}(\sqrt{2}-\sqrt{2}e^{iw})$ , show that; $\qquad\mathrm{Re}\,G(w)=\sqrt2\sin^2(w/2)\quad$ and $\quad\operatorname{Im}\,G(w)=-1/\sqrt2\sin w$. I really need help with ...
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Conjugate of exponential imaginary number

The conjugate of $e^{-iwt}$ is $e^{iwt}$. Then, what would be the conjugate of $e^{iwt}$? Would it be $e^{-iwt}$? Also, for $|e^{iwt}|^2$, what would the value look like?