Questions about using complex numbers in Mathematica. This includes basic arithmetic, functions of complex numbers, plotting complex functions, and dealing with branch cuts.

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How can I plot a hyperbola from its complex representation?

How can I plot the hyperbola represented by the following complex equation: $$\left|z-a\right|-\left|z-b\right|=2t\tag{1}$$ Should I convert (1) into the following form? ...
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Assigning numerical values to constants results in complex coefficients in Equations of Motion

I am using Mathematica to get the Equations of Motion (EOM) for a mechanical system (using Lagrangian Mechanics). While I get the EOM in symbolic form, on introducing the following code for assigning ...
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Using Collect to gather explicitly imaginary terms

Collect[Expand[(x + I y)^6], I] yields x^6 + 6 I x^5 y - 15 x^4 y^2 - 20 I x^3 y^3 + 15 x^2 y^4 + 6 I x y^5 - y^6 How can I ...
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Conjugating symbolic expression

I am trying to conjugate a symbolic expression, and I have explicitly stated the real terms. However, I simply can't get it to work: ...
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How to add something like a shadow to my resulting figure? [duplicate]

after plotting this function: ...
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Precision of a complex number

In an output I'm getting a number like -0.33998187034939803 + 0.I. Finding ...
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from complex function to a series

How can I express this complex function as a series? Log[ (1 - E^((I Pi (1 - a))/(b - a)) z)/ (1 - E^(-((I Pi (1 - a))/(b - a))) z) ] Where ...
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Overloading conjugate operator for a particular function

I trying to modify the behaviour of the built-in Conjugate[] operator on a particular function I have defined, to take into account that some of its variables are ...
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finding an argument of a complex number

What is the simplest way to find the argument of the following function? ((1 - E^((I π (1 - α))/(β - α)) z)/(1 - E^(-((I π (1 - α))/(β - α))) z)) as I tried the ...
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How to make the imaginary part of a +0. I zero globally?

Values like a +0. I are really annoying. Answers from How to reduce expressions with complex coefficients in the form of a+0.*I? Is there a way to globally set when to treat a very small number as ...
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why there is a small imaginary part [closed]

I encountered a problem. I have a eigenvector eigvsI[1] ...
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Solve equations real and imaginary part separately

For my system of equations, the procedure described in Solving complex equations of using Reduce works no more. How can I separate the real and imaginary part of ...
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Conjugate and simplify

I want to get a cosine from taking the real part of a complex exponential: $cos(x) = Re(exp(i x))$. What I do in Mathematica is ...
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How to extract phase angle from sinusoid

I'm doing some electric circuit calcualtions and I'm trying to get the phasor representation of some arbitrary function of Sin or Cos. Could be complex like: ...
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ComplexExpand absolute squared

ComplexExpand[Abs[a + b I]] Gives $\sqrt{a^2 + b^2 }$ ComplexExpand[Abs[a + b I]^2] On the other hand gives Abs[a ...
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How to take conjugate of a function?

Naïvely this is what happens and it obviously is not helpful! ...
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Plotting a complex function [duplicate]

What does it mean if this message appears: {Im[(1-E^Times[<<3>>] f)/(1-Power[<<2>>] f)]-0,Im[(1-E^Times[<<3>>] f)/(1-Power[<<2>>] f)]-0} must be a list of equalities or ...
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ContourPlot with parameter

I have an equation for function F[x,y]==0 which first argument x is real and another, y, ...
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Simplifying Complex Numbers that contain physical units

I am trying to evaluate the following: Simplify[Meter Nano Re[(a + I b)/(Meter Nano)], Assumptions -> Element[{a, b}, Reals]] However, Mathematica returns: ...
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Convergence and value of a complex power series

I've done a little math and I got the following power series expansion of $\log z$ about $z_0=-2+i$. $$\log z=\log(-2+i)+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n(-2+i)^n}[z-(-2+i)]^n$$ I've shown that ...
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Why is this Mandelbrot set's implementation infeasible: takes a massive amount of time to do?

The Mandelbrot set is defined by complex numbers such as $z=z^2+c$ where $z_0=0$ for the initial point and $c\in\mathbb C$. The numbers grow very fast in the iteration. ...
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How do I put an image on the complex plane?

I watched this video and became interested in transforming an image. But I have no good idea on how to embed an image in the complex plane using Mathematica. I have a method that seems to work, but ...
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Inconsistent results from equivalent integrals

Why is Mathematica returning different values for these two integrals: I am just being introduced to complex integration, so it's possible that I have a misunderstanding of how this works, but in ...
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What is the value Re[Sqrt[1+I*2*x]]?

When I try to evaluate Re[Sqrt[z]], for some values of Mathematica fails to evaluate it. For example, Re[Sqrt[2 + I*x]]` ...
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Image of first quadrant under $f(z)=(z+i)/(z-i)$

I'm able to plot the region where Im[z] > 0 and Re[z] > 0: ...
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Wrapper for inexact numeric complex numbers that maintains polar form

Related question: How can I convert a complex number a+b I to the exponent form A Exp(I phi)? Mathematica insists on displaying complex number in form a+I b when ...
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What can I do to eliminate the error FindFit::nrjnum:?

I am testing the "Power Law with finite-time singularity" hypothesis for world population growth for a project. The data I'm using (same behaviour should also be exhibited by the stock market, thats ...
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Stop Mathematica from giving imaginary solutions

I have the following equation: $$D=\frac{1}{64} \pi A ^3 B \sin \left(C\right)-\frac{1}{2} \pi A B \sin \left(C\right)$$ which I want to solve for $A$. The equation is cubic in $A$ so this should ...
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How can I get the solution of complicated implicit function?

The question is what is the method to solve the implicit function has real and imaginary number. For example, The function is $$F(x,y)=(-I*x + 2*y^2)^2 + x^2 - 4*y^4*Sqrt[1 - I*x/(y^2)]$$ Although ...
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Compiling Error functions of complex values

According to List of compilable functions Erf and Erfc are compilable functions. However, I want to make a compiled version of ...
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Complex line integral

Can someone recommend an online article or introductory tutorial that will show me how to do real and complex line integrals using Mathematica?
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Contour plot doesn't look right

I have an implicit function expression ...
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Adding multiple Complex Numbers in Euler form

Say I have a series of $n$ complex numbers of the form $A_k e^{(I \ \theta_k x)} $ where $A_k$ is a real number and so is $\theta_k$ and $k$ runs from $1$ to $n$. $x$ is an algebraic symbol. ...
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Solving cubic equation for real roots

I'm looking to solve the following cubic equation for x: $\beta\, x^3 - \gamma \,x = c$. I have plugged in some sample values ($\beta = 2$, $\gamma = 5$ and $c = 2$). When I try to solve this ...
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Forcing FindRoot to return only real solutions

FindRoot documentation reports that if the equation and the initial point are reals, the solutions are searched in the real domain. However, in the following case I ...
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How to eliminate the zero real part of a purely imaginary number?

In Mathematica 9, a purely imaginary number, e.g. 0.9 I, will display as 0. + 0.9i in the output form. How can I eliminate the ...
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Manipulate[]'ing complex roots of an equation using a 2D slider [closed]

I want to make a demonstration of how the complex roots of a polynomial change when I alter the coefficients. Here is my attempt: ...
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Show does not combine the plots

i've the following problem: because it's not possible to plot complex numbers (or is it?) i created my own "function": ...
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Why am I not getting Indeterminate for f[1] when f[x_] = (x - 1)/(x - 1)? [closed]

In Mathematica 9 If I write: f[x_] = (x - 1)/(x - 1) I get 1 And if then I write: ...
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How can I convert a complex number a+b I to the exponent form A Exp(I phi)?

When I have an expression such as: (1/4 + I/4) ((1 - 2 I) x + Sqrt[3] y) it is hard to get an intuition of the number. So I want to convert it to the complex ...
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Linear equation with complex numbers

I have to solve an equation of the type $$a z+b \overline{z}=c$$ with $a,b,c\in\mathbb{C}$. My approach is to set $F(z)=a z+b \overline{z}-c$ transform $z$ to $x+i y$ and then get a real linear ...
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Bifurcation diagrams for multiple equation systems

I am interested in constructing a bifurcation diagram for some of my parameters (especially for β and γ) in the dynamical system given in the code below. I want to see how parameter changes affect the ...
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Plotting an Argand Diagram

I have the function: $F(\omega) = \frac{5\; - \;i\;\omega}{5^2\; +\; \omega^2}$ When $\omega$ has the values : $\{ -7, -2,\; 0,\; 2,\; 7\}$ How would I plot the Argand diagram in Mathematica? Or ...
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Exporting/Importing a Table of complex numbers

I'm generating a long table of list of the form: PN={{1,2,1+i},{3.5,2.6,2}...},{...},... Using: Export["PN.dat", PN, "Table"] ...
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Why does Mathematica choose branches as it does in this situation?

Consider these integrals: ...
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Moving the location of the branch cut in Mathematica

According to the documentation, Mathematica chooses the branch cut for $\log(z)$ to lie along the negative real axis. It it possible to change this so that it lies along the positive axis or elsewhere ...
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Eigensystem, Eigenvalue doesn't output nonreal eigenvalues

Basically I have a matrix and when I used either Eigenvalue or Eigensystem, it doesn't output nonreal eigenvalues, instead it ...
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Testing for primality in quadratic rings?

Testing for primality in $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-1}]$ in Mathematica is easy: PrimeQ[n, GaussianIntegers -> True] But how can I test for primality in, say, ...
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Symbolic Integration along contour: branch cut problem?

Context Following this question on path integrals in the complex plane, having defined again a numerical and symbolic integrator along a path as ...
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Dual complex integral over implicit path using contour plot

Context I am interested in doing double contour integral over paths which are defined implicitely. For the sake of debugging, let's assume its $$\oint_{\cal C}\oint_{\cal C} \frac{1}{u\, x} d u d x$$ ...