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NAME

       complex - basics of complex mathematics

SYNOPSIS

       #include <complex.h>

DESCRIPTION

       Complex  numbers  are  numbers of the form z = a+b*i, where a and b are
       real numbers and i = sqrt(-1), so that i*i = -1.
       There are other ways to represent that number.  The pair (a,b) of  real
       numbers  may  be  viewed  as  a  point in the plane, given by X- and Y-
       coordinates.  This same point may also be described by giving the  pair
       of  real  numbers (r,phi), where r is the distance to the origin O, and
       phi the angle between the X-axis and the line Oz.  Now z = r*exp(i*phi)
       = r*(cos(phi)+i*sin(phi)).

       The basic operations are defined on z = a+b*i and w = c+d*i as:

       addition: z+w = (a+c) + (b+d)*i

       multiplication: z*w = (a*c - b*d) + (a*d + b*c)*i

       division: z/w = ((a*c + b*d)/(c*c + d*d)) + ((b*c - a*d)/(c*c + d*d))*i

       Nearly  all math function have a complex counterpart but there are some
       complex-only functions.

EXAMPLE

       Your C-compiler can work with complex numbers if it  supports  the  C99
       standard.  Link with -lm.  The imaginary unit is represented by I.

       /* check that exp(i * pi) == -1 */
       #include <math.h>        /* for atan */
       #include <complex.h>

       int
       main(void)
       {
           double pi = 4 * atan(1.0);
           complex z = cexp(I * pi);
           printf("%f + %f * i\n", creal(z), cimag(z));
       }

SEE ALSO

       cabs(3), carg(3), cexp(3), cimag(3), creal(3)

COLOPHON

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                                  2002-07-28                        COMPLEX(7)