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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Stereographic Projection

Say I want to represent points of the complex plane in the sphere $\Bbb S^2$ using stereographic projection. That is, the Riemann sphere: Specifically, it would be nice to be able to: Given the ...
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Can you define “| |” to be the same as “Abs[ ]”? [duplicate]

When calculating the modulus of a complex number in Mathematica, the standard (and probably least-ugly) way of doing it is by using the Abs[ ] function. When doing ...
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NIntegrate and Integrate giving different results for ill-behaved function

I'm trying to integrate the following function with Mathematica 8: $$ I(a,b)= \int_0^1 \mathrm{d}x\int_0^1\mathrm{d}y \,\theta(1-x-y) \frac{1}{x a^2-y(1-y)b^2},$$ where $\theta$ is the Heaviside ...
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Meijer's G-function differentiation [migrated]

I am trying to calculate the derivative of the Meijer's G function, Based on wolfram function identities I have found in (07.34.20.0003.01) that the derivative is expressed asl: $\frac{d}{dx}G^{m,n}_{...
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solving a set of 10 non-linear system of equations

I have a system of equations and I want to solve it to get a1, a2, b1, ...
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Cauchy integration [closed]

I am evaluating Integrate[1/(1 + 3*cosin(x)*cosin(x)), {x, -Pi, Pi}] in Mathematica, which should give me Pi, but instead I ...
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Simplifying x Conjugate[x]

I am trying to simplify a big expression containing many times terms of the form x Conjugate[x]. While this works for a single term: ...
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NDSolve for complex variables

I am trying to simulate a multiple pendulum system with damping as follows: ...
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How to make the conjugate transpose

I have a problem to make the conjugate and transpose the matrix.May anyone help me please. ...
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Simultaneous plotting

For my experiment, I have to simultaneously fit the real part and imaginary part of cavity reflection data which is given here column 1: frequency, column 2: reflection magnitude, column 3: phase I ...
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Conjugate[a/b + c/d]

Trying to obtain the result of Conjugate[a/b+c/d] only gives the same result. As such, I use Refine as: ...
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Evaluating Bessel-Schläfli-type Integral with Infinite contour

I am attempting to evaluate the integral \begin{equation} \int_{\infty-i\pi}^{\infty+i\pi} dt \frac{e^{-\frac{l}{n}t}}{[(X'-X)^2+r^2+s^2- 2rs \cosh(t)]}, \end{equation} the only variable being $t$, ...
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Simplifying square root of exponential

Very simple question: Why doesn't Mathematica simplify this square root expression? Refine[Sqrt[Exp[I p]], p > 0] // FullSimplify It should give ...
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Dynamic input for Complex, Determinant output problems [duplicate]

I'm having trouble using Complex with Dynamic real and imaginary inputs. The inputs come from a matrix of popup menus: ...
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NDSolve and differentiation of Abs

I have found several questions about the derivative of Abs and how it is not defined in the complex plane. What I have not found yet is a precise and simple ...
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Reduce a complex inequality

Reduce[Abs[1/(1 + I/Sqrt[α])] < 0.5, {α}] It is taking long time to run. Can any one help me to get the reduced condition in terms of $\alpha$ or its modulus. ...
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Problem of calculating the residue of a expression (to confirm the result from a paper) [duplicate]

I use Mathematica to confirm a result from a paper which is to calculate the residue of a expression at zero. The code and result are given below. Is this residue too complicated for Matheamtia or ...
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Residue failed to reproduce this residue in a paper

This problem is a more clearly state of my original problem which is off topic, so I reconsider my problem carefully based on previous discussions, and gives the following valid code to reproduce my ...
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Factor out imaginary unit of root of obviously negative term

Suppose I have the term $t=\sqrt{-a^2-b^2}$, where $a,b\in\mathbb R$. Of course, we know that it holds $$ t = \mathbb i \sqrt{a^2+b^2} $$ which is (in my opinion) more convenient. How can I get ...
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A simplification of a complex expression

I use mathematica to confirm a result from a paper ("...
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Compiling LinearSolve with 2 complex matrices, possible bug

Take two complex matrices depending on one variable, for example: ...
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Why isn't Mathematica listening to my assumptions?

I'm trying to simplify the expression ωplus := 1/2 c (I f V + Sqrt[4 k^2 - f (f + 8 I k) V^2]) so that I can get it in the form $a+i b$. I am using the global ...
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Using Arnoldi Method with Multiple Options

I have a matrix with many complex eigenvalues, but I only need a few near a particular complex number. I am only looking at the imaginary parts, so I need the few closest on the imaginary scale to my ...
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How is it possible that PolyLog[2,1.1] returns an imaginary number?

Given that: PolyLog is defined as li[n_, z_] := Sum[z^k/k^n, {k, 1, ∞}], ...
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Why can't Mathematica solve this complex equation?

So I want to find the complex part of Rthev,equate it to zero and solve for ω but it won't let me. Is it because it thinks ...
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Integrate and NIntegrate disagreeing over branch cut of Sqrt?

Bug introduced after v8.0.4 and before v9.0.1, and persisting through v10.4.1. In Mathematica 10.2 I'm trying to integrate this piecewise continuous function, but ...
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Complex Plot with Imaginary Part encoded in color

Heyhey, I wanted to plot the complex cosine in a 3D graphic where the real part is given by the surface, while the imaginary part shall be indicated by the color. Therefor, I tried the code ...
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Plotting the modular surface of a complex function [closed]

Tristan Needham stated in the introduction to Visual Complex Analysis that he used Mathematica to create the majority of graphs in his book. I'm trying to recreate the graph he made for figure[14] of ...
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Symbolic and numeric limit disagreeing on branch cut of ArcTan

Bug introduced after v8.0.4 and before v9.0.1, and persisting through v10.4.1. Investigating comments to my previous question lead me to the following problem: ...
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Integral over real valued function becomes complex

I've tried to solve the following integral, but I get a complex solution even tough it should only have a real part. $$f(x)=- \frac{10^{-20} x}{0.99005- e^{10^{-12}x}}$$ Now I want to calculate the ...
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Tricky inverse Laplace transform

I'm trying to compute the inverse Laplace transform of $f(s) = s^c/(N + s^{ir} )$ where $c,N \in \mathbb{C}$ and $r \in \mathbb{R}^+$ using the Bromwich integral $$ F(t) = \frac{1}{2 \pi i} \int_{- ...
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Interval arithmetics and complex numbers

I am trying to do some simple calculations for a computer assisted proof and since they are not too demanding I thought of using Mathematica. I seems that Mathematica is great for interval ...
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Plot3D with coloring based on phase value of f

I'm reading a sample chapter of Visual Complex Functions by E. Wegert. Near the bottom of this page, there is a link "Download Sample pages 1 (pdf, 2.4 MB)" which allows you to read Chapter 2 of the ...
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How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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How to compute this integral?

I'm trying to calculate this integral : $$I(z,k,a)= \displaystyle\int_{1}^{\infty} t^2\, \text{ArcTanh} \left(\sqrt{\frac{t^2-1}{t^2}} \dfrac{k}{z}\right)\, e^{-a\,t} \, dt$$ Where : $\textrm{...
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Using NSolve for Elliptic Equations over Fundamental Parallelogram in Complex Plane [closed]

I'm considering solving elliptic functions over a fundamental domain of the torus with half-periods $\omega_{1}=\pi/2$ and $\omega_{2} = \pi \tau /2$, where $\tau$ is the modular parameter of the ...
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Definition of Mod and Quotient with complex arguments

How are Mod and Quotient defined for three real/complex arguments? I wasn't able to find the definition. My main surprise so ...
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How to obtain this expression in terms of real functions

I know that this expression (2 (ArcCot[E^(-((I ϕ)/2)) r] + ArcCot[E^((I ϕ)/2) r]))/π is real, because is the sum of a real series, in particular: ...
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Complex number simplifications

My Mathematica notebook is not simplifying some expressions which do look trivial. I mean that one of my outputs contains: ...
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Numerical inverse Laplace-Hankel transform

When trying to reproduce the result of this paper about numerical solution of Lamb's problem, I encountered the following double integral (to be more precise, the 0-order inverse Hankel-Laplace ...
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Complex limit gives wrong answer

I'm evaluating $$\lim_{z\to e^{i \pi/2 n}} \frac{z-e^{i \pi/2 n}}{z^{2 n}+1}$$ with Mathematica 9.0.1: ...
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A power series expansion [closed]

Consider the function, $f(z) = z\, \tanh(\pi z) \log (z^2 + a^2)$ for some $a>0$. Now I am considering 3 different situations, $z = i(n+0.5) - i\epsilon + \delta - it$ for $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ ...
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Plot values of an $m\times n$ matrix on the complex plane with color varying along $m$

Let's say I have a complex valued matrix $\begin{pmatrix}1+I&2+2I&3+3I\\4+4I&5+5I&6+6I\end{pmatrix}$ represented by a list: ...
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Image of the unit circle under a complex rational function

Let $$f(z)=\dfrac{z(z-a)}{(z-b)(z-c)(z-d)}$$ be a complex rational function with distinct non zero complex numbers $a,b,c$ and $d.$ I need to plot the image of the unit circle $S=\{z\in\mathbb{C} : ...
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how to take complex conjugate of a real variable

I have a function defined as follows: g[θ_] := 1/k (Exp[-I δ0] Sin[δ0] + 3 Exp[I δ1] Sin[δ1 Cos[θ] + 5/2 Exp[I δ2 (3 (Cos[θ])^2 - 1)) and I compute ...
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Real and Imaginary matrix

I have a 2 by 2 matrix T: {{x, y}, {-y, x}} where x is the real part of some complex number and y is the imaginary part of something complex number. Let's say z1 = ...
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What makes imaginary parts show up?

If I define a function using alpha[y_, d_] := 2 ArcCos[1 - (2 y)/d] Then if $y$ and $d$ are equal, the result is $2\pi$ : ...
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How to find the pole of a equation where the residue exist?

I want to calculate the residue of an equation, such as: equ = 1/((x - 2)Sqrt[x - 1]) So first I need to find the pole of the equation. My method is find the ...