# Questions tagged [complex]

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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### Instructing DSolve not to return answers with explicit complex numbers

DSolve sometimes returns solutions containing explicit complex numbers, even though the ODE does not. For instance (drawn from question 126072), ...
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### Möbius transformations revealed

Möbius Transformations Revealed is a short video that vividly illustrates the simplicity of Möbius transformations when viewed as rigid motions of the Riemann sphere. It was one of the winners in the ...
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### How can I recreate Trott's Riemann Surface plot in Mathematica?

In reading Michael Trott's Visualization of Riemann Surfaces of Algebraic Functions, he has: ...
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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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### Visualizing the Riemann zeta function

How to visualize in a nice geometric way (e.g., like in this YT video) the Riemann zeta function, $\zeta (z)$?
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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 can I plot the complex graph of $x^x$ in Mathematica?

For example, this Wolfram Alpha query shows this graph: But it does not show the code for plotting it in Mathematica. Plot[x^x, {x, -1, 1}] only plots the real ...
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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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### Series expansion gives incorrect result

Bug introduced after 10.4 and persisting through 11.3.0 Mathematica 11.1.1.0 tells me that ...
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### presenting a real number as real instead of imaginary

I have an equation which results in an answer of the form $\frac{i a}{\sqrt{c-d}}$ is there any way to get Mathematica to present it in it's real form? like $\frac{a}{\sqrt{d-c}}$ I know that I ...
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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 ...
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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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### 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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### Listplot imaginary part of complex numbers

I have the following list w={{0.01,99 +0.00001414 I},{0.15,6.6370108 +0.003144129 I},{0.25,3.9515722 +0.00854493297 I},{6,0.10041 +0.28132187 I}} and I want to <...
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### Evaluating Real and Imaginary parts in a dispersion equation via ContourPlot [closed]

I want to reproduce a dispersion curve from P. Zou's thesis found here: http://www.ipd.anl.gov/anlpubs/2001/06/39620.pdf on Pg. 31, Eq. 2.13. The problem is, the code below only gives values for the ...
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### How to solve equations in Gaussian integers modulo p

How to solve a complex equation of the form: $$z^n \equiv i \pmod p$$ where $z$ is a Gaussian integer, $i$ is the imaginary number, $n, p \in \mathbb{Z}^+$ and $p$ is prime. I am dealing with quite ...
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### Nsolve gives solutions with a small complex part which can't be eliminated by chop command

I do see that what I'm asking has been asked many times, and I have checked the previous questions, but they didn't work for the specific problem I'm asking: I have six equations with six unknowns: <...
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### HarmonicNumber problem

I am looking for all the roots of HarmonicNumber, in the domain [-30, 1] and [0, 6000] for the real and imaginary parts, respectively, and where the parameter ...
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### Getting an Accurate Transformed Region (Part II)

I asked earlier about transforming a set of curves and getting an accurate plot when a curve goes to infinity: Getting an Accurate Transformed Region Here is an example where a transformed region ...