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Existence of a root $\alpha$ so that $|\alpha+i| <1$

For some monic polynomial $P(z) = \displaystyle \sum_{k=0}^n a_k z^k, 0 < |P(i)| < 1, a_k \in \mathbb{R}, k=0,1,...,n$, how does one show that a complex root $\alpha$ exists such that $|\alpha + ...
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How to find the complex solution of $x^6$

How do you find the complex solutions to $x^6+x^3-2=0 $ Obviously $x=1$ is one solution, but i cant get further than that.
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Solution of $p(z)=0$ with $z\in\mathbb C$ and $a_k\in\mathbb R$ for all $k$

Suppose $p(z)=a_0+...+a_nz^n$ with $a_k\in\mathbb R$ for all $k$. How can I prove that if $p(z)=0$ then $p(\bar z)=0$? I know it's true, but how can I prove it?
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How to solve $z^6+i=0$

I'm trying to solve $z^6+i=0$. I would have say that it's equivalent to $$z^6=-i\iff |z|^6e^{i6\arg(z)}=e^{i\frac{3\pi}{2}}\iff|z|^6=e^{i\left(\frac{3\pi}{2}-6\arg(z)\right)}$$ But I'm not able to ...
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What does a complex root signify?

What does it tell me when I find that a polynomial has complex roots, except for the obvious fact that it crosses zero for these values? To me it seems that the existance of complex roots must have ...
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How can I simplify the polynomial $x^4+1$ into quadratic factors? [closed]

The teacher gave us a hint that this polynomial expression can be written as the multiplication or sum of quadratic factors at the most. How can I do this?
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Prove that $\prod_{k=0}^{n-1}(z-\mathrm{e}^{2k\pi i/n})=z^n-1$

Prove that $$ \prod_{k=0}^{n-1}(z-\mathrm{e}^{2k\pi i/n})=z^n-1. $$ In my some problem I have used $$ \prod_{k=0}^{7}(z-\mathrm{e}^{2k\pi i/8})=z^8-1. $$ I have verified this. So I think in general ...
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Find all complex and real roots of higher degree polynomials, given one root

$2+3i$ is a zero of $f(x)=x^4-4x^3+17x^2-16x+52$, find all of the zeros of $f(x)$ thanks!
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Roots of a quintic function

I need some pointers in the right direction for this question: Three of the roots of the equation $ax^5+bx^4+cx^3+dx^2+ex+f=0$ are $-2$, $2i$ and $1+i$. Find $a$, $b$, $c$, $d$, $e$ and $f$. I ...
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Given roots on the unit circle, find the complex reciprocal polynomial

Given "all" the $m$ zeros on the unit circle of a complex reciprocal polynomial of even degree $2N > m$, can we find the polynomial? The known conditions are: We have all the $m$ zeros on the ...
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If $p(z)$ is a monic polynomial then $p(z)+b=(z-z_1)(z-z_2)\cdots (z-z_n)$

I need some help with this problem: If $p(z)$ is a monic polynomial of degree $n$ then there is a $b\in\mathbb{C}$ such that $p(z)+b=(z-z_1)(z-z_2)\cdots (z-z_n)$ where $z_1,z_2,\dots,z_n$ are simple ...
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Finding complex roots of integer polynomials

How would one find approximates for complex root of polynomial with integer coefficients,I know for example the Newton's method $$x_n=x_{n-1}-\frac{f(x_{n-1})}{f'(x_{n-1})}$$ Anyway is it possible to ...
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where am I going wrong with solving this equation?

solve $z^2=2e^{5{\pi}i/6}$. Well, clearly $z={\sqrt{2}}e^{5{\pi}i/12}$ is a root so its' conjugate $z={\sqrt{2}}e^{-5{\pi}i/12}$ is the other root. But I can also argue ...
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How to find the roots of $-x^3+3x^2-7x+5 = 0$?

I would like to understand how to go about solving something like this, not just get the solution but some kind of methodology (that hopefully makes as much intuitive sense as possible); I honestly ...
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Euclidean division - For what values of a, does the polynomial g(t) get divided by f(t) in the complex ring

They want to find the values of a where g(t) can be divided by f(t). $f(t) = t^2 + it − ai$ $g(t) = t^4 + (1 − i)t^3 + (1 − 2i)t^2 − 3at − (4 + 2i)a$ Euclidean algorithm: $g(t) = f(t)q(t) + ...
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weighted inner product of polynomials, can weight function be complex?

I am just learning about inner-products on polynomial space, where the coefficients of the polynomials may be complex: $P_m(\mathbf{F})$ The inner-product given by: $\langle p,q \rangle = \int_0^1 ...
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Solving the complex polynomial

For the complex polynomial $z^3 -5z^2 +(7-2i)z +6i-3 = 0 $ $1)$ show that $2+i $ is a root. $2)$ solve the given equation. Attemp to solve: I'm not really sure how to solve this, but I ...
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Motivational example for complex numbers

Years ago I was introduced to complex numbers. In class we had been talking about the cubic polynomial and its solutions. At one point we saw an example where, when using the formula, one had to stop ...
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complex roots calulation question

How can we find the roots of an equation such as:$z^2 +z +1=0 ,z \in \mathbb{C} $ ?
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Find the roots of the equation $(1+xi)^n+(1-xi)^n=0$

Find the roots of the equation $f(x)=(1+xi)^n+(1-xi)^n=0$. I'm having problems finding the roots...this is what I've done: First I expressed $(1+xi)^n$ and $(1-xi)^n$ in trigonometric form and ...
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Complex conjugate root theorem question

From the Complex conjugate root theorem we get that if a polynomial in one varaible with real coefficients has as solution $a + bi$ , than $a-bi$ must also be a solution...however, what happens if ...
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Maximum of $P$ in the disk $|z|=1$ depending on co-efficients

Let $P(z)=a_nz^n+a_{n-1}z^{n-1}+\ldots+a_mz^m$ be a polynomial with complex coefficients such that $a_m\neq 0, a_n\neq 0$ and $n>m$. Prove that ...
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Prove that $\bar{P}_{\bar{z}}=P_z,\ (P_z,P_z)=(P_{\bar{z}},P_{\bar{z}})$ with $P_z=\dfrac{\partial{P}}{\partial{z}}$

I have a problem: For $P$ is a nonzero real valued homogeneous polynomial of degree $k$: $$P(z,\bar{z})=\sum_{j=1}^{k-1}a_jz^j\bar{z}^{k-j}$$ where $a_j \in \Bbb C,\ a_j=\bar{a}_{k-j}$. ...
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What is the special thing about |z|=2, will this point lie in the mandelbrot set?

For the quadratic iteration $z \to z^2+4$, if you perform a few iterations letting $z_0 =0.5+1.936491673i$, the modulus of the points will be 2 ( or closer 2 two because of the inaccuracy of the ...
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Convert complex logarithms to inverse tangents

I'm doing an exercise from the book "Algorithms for Computer Algebra" by Keith O. Geddes. I'm asked to show that if $u$ and $v$ are two relatively prime polynomials in $\mathbb{Q}[x]$ and $s$ and $t$ ...
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Show that $(x-\alpha)(x-\overline{\alpha})$ is a also a factor of $p(t)$ over the complex numbers

Here is the full question. Lots of struggles: Let $p(t)$ belong to $P(R)$. a) If $(x − \alpha)$ is a factor of $p(t)$ over the complex numbers (i.e. $p(t) = (x − \alpha)\cdot q(t)$, for ...
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Evaluation of complex real numbers

The much anticipated math.SE community blog will $\tiny\mathrm{hopefully}$ contain a contribution from Alex Becker with the topic The Complex Real Roots of $x^3-3x+1$, which I'm really looking forward ...
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Number of zeros of $ z^7+4z^4+z^3+1$

How many zeros does $z^7+4z^4+z^3+1$ have in each of the regions |z|<1 and |z|<2? I know I should use Rouche's Theorem but I can't find a $|f(z)| > |p(z)-f(z)|$ and $f(z)$ have equal number ...
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Proof that the coefficients of a polynomial are real

How does one prove that all the coefficients of this polynomial: $$(x+i)^{10}+(x-i)^{10}$$ are real numbers, without using Newton's Binomial Theorem?
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Divisibility by $z-z_0$ if $z_0\in \mathbb{C}$ [duplicate]

I have a problem I'm working on, and I'm just not getting it. Suppose that $z_0\in\mathbb{C}$ is fixed. Show that if $P(z)=c(z^k-z_0^k)$, then there exists a polynomial $Q(z)$ such that ...
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Complex numbers system of equations problem with 5 variables

Let $z_0$,$z_1$,$z_2$,$z_3$ and $z_4$ such that $z_i\in C$ that hold: $$(1)|z_0|=|z_1|=|z_2|=|z_3|=|z_4|=1$$ $$(2)z_0+z_1+z_2+z_3+z_4=0$$ $$(3) z_0z_1+ z_1z_2+z_2z_3+z_3z_4+z_4z_0=0$$ Prove that ...
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Finding the Remainder of Complex Polynomials

Suppose $f(-1 + i) = 2 + 5i$ and $f(-2 - i) = -3$ determine the remainder of $f(x)$ divided by $(x + 1 - i)(x + 2 + i)$. I don't really know where to start any help would be great. Thanks :)
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Extension to complex numbers

Is there an extension to the complex numbers in which $zz^* = i$ has a solution? (The star denotes conjugation.) EDIT: I'm mathematically ignorant, but I'm guessing such an extension can't be a ...
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$f(x)=x^3+ax^2+bx+c$ where $1\ge a\ge b\ge c\ge 0$. If $\lambda$ is any root of the polynomial, show that $|\lambda|\le 1$

$f(x)=x^3+ax^2+bx+c$ where $1\ge a\ge b\ge c\ge 0$. If $\lambda$ is any root of the polynomial, show that $|\lambda|\le 1$. My attempt: As the polynomial is a cubic, it must have atleast one real ...
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Factorising a complex polynomial over C

If $f(z)=z^3+7z^2+16z+10$, find all factors of $f(z)$ over $C$. If I had at least one zero or factor I would be able to find the others, but I just don't know how to start.
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How to find number of real and complex roots?

Below is a question asked in JNU Entrance exam for M.Tech/PhD. I want to know if there is a fixed way to calculate it. I have failed to use the factor theorem. ...
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Prove that a polynomial has at least one nonreal complex root

Prove that the polynomial below has at least one nonreal complex root $$x^5+\frac{x^4}2+ \frac{x^3}3+\frac{x^2}4+\frac x{24}+\frac 1{120}$$ I have tried to prove that there exist $k\in \Bbb R$, such ...
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Solve the equation $x^{2n} + 1 = 0.$ Use these solutions to find a factorization of $x^{2n} + 1$ with real coefficients.

I am asked to solve the equation $x^{2n} + 1 = 0,$ and to use these solutions to find a factorization of $x^{2n} + 1$ with real coefficients. I am given the hint that pairing factors arising from ...
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Proof that complex conjugate of polynomial result equals pynomial result with complex conjugated argument

This question feels uneasy to be expressed by words for me, however, I'm asked to prove this: $$P(\overline{a+bi}) = \overline{P(a+bi)}$$ Of course, $\overline{a+bi} = a-bi$.
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Polynomial of degree 4 with real coefficients, two complex roots given.m

Write in the form f(z) = 0, where f(z) is a polynomial of degree 4 with real coefficients, the equation having (3 + i) and (1 + 3i) as two of its roots. Can anyone help me? I'm guessing the two ...
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complex numbers, complex roots of equation.

$z_1=a+bi$ , $a,b\in\Bbb R$, $b\neq 0$ is a complex root of the equation $z^2-2z+25=0$. Without evaluating the roots, answer the following questions: i) show that $\overline{z_1}$, the conjugate of ...
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I'd like to get explain about complex roots

If $x^6+1=0$ so $x^6=-1$, then we have to find the roots at $\mathbb{C}$. I saw that the roots are $$\Large{e^{(\frac{\pi}{6}+\frac{2k\pi}{6})i}}\;\small{k=0,1,2,3,4,5}$$ this what I understand. ...
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Product of all complex roots of z^n=a+bi?

How can one prove that the product of all the roots of a complex equation is the same as one root to the power of equation? e.x. $z^n=a+bi$ has $n$ roots (from de Moivre's formula), prove that their ...
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$\omega^2+\omega+1$divides a polynomial

The question is Show that $f(n)=n^5+n^4+1$ is not prime for $n>4$. The solution is given as Let $\omega$ be the third root of unity. Then $\omega^2+\omega+1=0$. Since ...
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f(x) and g(x) are two polynomials, then choose the right option…

If $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are two polynomials such that the polynomial $h(x)=xf(x^{3})+x^{2}g(x^{6})$ is divisible by $x^{2}+x+1$, then choose the correct option: $A. f(1)=g(1)$ $B. f(1) $ is not equal ...
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$\sqrt[7]{11}$ is not contained in the splitting field of $x^7-12$ over $\mathbb{Q}$

I want to prove: $\sqrt[7]{11}$ is not contained in the splitting field of $x^7-12$ over $\mathbb{Q}$. Is there any direct way to prove? I have computed that the splitting field of $x^7-12$ ...
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Polynomial With Imaginary Roots

Working on question 1 here http://www.sosmath.com/cyberexam/precalc/EA2002/EA2002.html Find a polynomial with integer coefficients that has the following zeros: ...
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Use $\alpha, \beta, \gamma $ roots of a polynomial to construct another polynomial [duplicate]

Let $\alpha, \beta, \gamma $ be roots $\in \mathbb{C}$ of $x^3-3x+1$. Determinate a monic polynomial, degree $3$, witch roots are $1- \alpha^{-1},1-\beta^{-1},1-\gamma^{-1}$ The catch is that i can't ...
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Polynomial divisibility

Given $p(x) \in \mathbb Q[x] $ an irreducible polynomial, and $\alpha \in\mathbb C $ root of $p(x)$. Prove that if $q(x) \in \mathbb Q[x]$ it's a polynomial, such $q(\alpha) = 0$ then $p(x) \mid ...
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Show a polynomial is reducible to linear terms - check my answer

I have an exam tomorrow in linear algebra, and I want to make sure I answered this question correctly. Let $p \in \mathbb R[x], z \in \mathbb{C}$. We are given if $Im(z)>0$ then $p(z)\neq0$ Show ...