# Complex Numbers Revision

- Created by: Zeeshan Ahmad
- Created on: 01-01-12 19:08

Complex Numbers

**first things first.... ** This is just an assumption that is a number that exists and is usually represented as "i" or "j".

Terminology:

Any multiple of is an **"imaginary number"** - eg is an imaginary number.

A number which is (or can be ) simplified to the form: is a "**complex number**" eg is a complex number.

where

a is the real part.

b is the imaginary part.

Argand Diagram.

Complex numbers can be represented on a graph which is called an "Argand Diagram".

[Can't draw graphs here so please bear.]

Remind your self of the cartesian coordinates... (x, y)

To exactly define a point on the graph, you need to have to numbers: x and y coordinate.

Likewise a complex number can be represented as a point on the argand diagram. By convention, the real part is the horizontal distance from the origin (like x coordinate on cartesian) and the (fake...err..) imaginary…

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