Rotation of Complex number and Power of i

Rotation of Complex Number

  • Multiplying i is a rotation by 90 degrees counter-clockwise
  • Multiplying by -i is a rotation of 90 degrees clockwise
If we multiply it by i, it becomes
z=i so that it has rotated by the angle 90 degrees

What is the significance of Complex Numbers? Why they are required?

  • Real numbers such as natural number,rational number , irrational number are invented in the history as and when we encounter various mathematical needs. Same happen with the complex numbers.
    We had no solution for the problem
    Eular was the first mathematicain to introduce solution to this problem,he introduced the symbol i
    $ i=\sqrt{(-1)}$
    So i2=-1
    So solution to the problem becomes
    x=i or -i
  • He called the symbol i as imaginary unit.
  • Just like all the other number ,this number was added to our Number vocabulary. This like other numbers is useful in explaining where physical explanation.
  • It is very useful in the field Electrical and electronics.

Power of i

We know that
i2 =-1
This can be generalized as
For any integer k, i4k = 1, i4k + 1 = i, i4k + 2 = - 1, i4k + 3 = -i
Find the value $(\frac {i}{2})(\frac {-2i}{3}) (\frac {i^3}{4})$
$(\frac {i}{2})(\frac {-2i}{3}) (\frac {i^3}{4})$
$=\frac {-i^5}{12} = \frac {-i}{5}$

Identities for Complex Numbers

Here are some the identities for Complex numbers
For all complex numbers z1 and z2
  1. (z1 + z2)2 = z12 + z22 + 2z1z2
  2. (z1 - z2)2 = z12 + z22 - 2z1z2
  3. (z1 + z2)3 = z13 + z23 + 3z1z22+ 3z12z2
  4. (z1 - z2)3 = z13 - z23 + 3z1z22 -3z12z2
  5. z12 - z22 = (z1 + z2 )(z1 - z2)
  6. Solved Example

    Example 1
    Find the non-zero integral Solution for this equation
    $|1-i|^x =2^x$
    $|1-i|= \sqrt {2} =2^{1/2}$
    2x/2 =1
    or x=0
    So there is no non-zero integral solution for this equation

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