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## What is a complex number?

A complex number is a **extension of real numbers** and are composed of a real part and an imaginary part. Complexes can be represented in binomial or polar form:

**Binomial Form**are written in the form z = a + bi, where a is the real part and b is the imaginary part.**Polar shape**are represented as z= r_{α}where r is the modulus and α is the argument.

And what are complex numbers used for? The answer is long but as a summary we can say that **we use them to solve operations which have no real solution** (as the square root of a negative number).

This is how the **imaginary unit represented by the letter i** and which is equal to the square root of - 1, i.e:

i = √-1

## Change from polar to binomial form

For **to convert a complex number from polar to binomial form**If we do not use the following mathematical formula, we have to apply the following mathematical formula:

z = r

_{α}= r (cos α +isen α)

For example, if we want to **go to binomial the complex** 3_{240º}If we do not use the formula, we will apply the formula as follows:

z = 3

_{240º}= 3 (cos 240º +isin 240º) = 3 (-0.5 - 0.866i) = -1.5 - 2.598i

If you find it useful, here we leave you the corresponding calculators to obtain the sine: and the cosine.

## Convert from binomial to polar

If we want to do the inverse conversion, i.e., pass a complex number of **Cartesian to polar coordinates**then we have to perform the following process:

- The first thing will be calculate the modulus of the complex number (z = a + bi), for which we apply this formula:

|z| = √(a

^{2}+ b^{2})

- Now we have to
**obtain the argument of polar coordinates**which is obtained with this formula:

α = arctg (b/a)

We leave you with our calculator of arcotangent to solve the above operation immediately.

We will propose a **exercise solved** in which we are going to polarize the complex 1 + 2i.

|z| = √(1

^{2}+ 2^{2}) = √(1 + 4) = √5α = arctg (b/a) = arctg (2/1) = 63.43º.

Finally we have that our complex number 1 + 2i in **Cartesian coordinates** is expressed as √5_{63,43º} in polar coordinates

## Operations

Here we will show you which are the main ones. **operations that can be performed with complex numbers**.

Please note that some of these operations only **can be made in binomial or polar form**so you will need to switch from one format to another depending on how the complex number you have is expressed.

**Addition and subtraction of complex numbers**

The **addition or subtraction of complex numbers** in binomial form is very simple. We only have to add the real parts and the imaginary parts as you can see in the following expression:

(a+bi)+(c+di) = (a+c)+(b+d)i

(a+bi)-(c+di) = (a-c)+(b-d)i

For example:

(3 + 2i) + (1 + 5i) = (3 + 1) + (2 + 5)i = 4 + 7i

(4 + 3i) - (2 + 1i) = (4 - 2) + (3 - 1)i = 2 + 2i

#### Properties of the sum

- Commutative property: z1 + z2 = z2 + z1
- Associative property (z1 + z2) + z3 = z1 + (z2 + z3)
- 0 is the neutral element

**Multiplication of complex numbers**

Multiplying complex numbers can be done either **in polar form as well as in binomial form**. Let's see how it is done in each case:

#### Product of complex numbers in binomial form:

(a+bi)-(c+di) = (a-c - b-d)+(a-d+b-c)i

Exercise solved:

(1 + 3i)-(2+1i) = 1-2 - 3i

^{2}+ 1i + 6i = 2 - 3 + i + 6i = -1 + 7i

Remember that i^{2} is equal to -1

#### Product of complex numbers in polar form:

m

_{α}-m'_{β}=(m-m')_{α+β}

Solved example:

2

_{30º}- 5_{35º}= (2 - 5)_{30º+35º.}= 10_{65º}

#### Properties of multiplication:

- Commutative property: z1 - z2 = z2 - z1
- Associative property: (z1 - z2) - z3 = z1 - (z2 - z3)
- Distributive property: z1 - (z2 + z3) = z1 - z2 + z1 - z3
- 1 is the neutral element (1 + 0i)

**Division of complex numbers**

Division is another of the operations that **allows us to work in both binomial and polar form.**. Let's see how to proceed in each of them:

#### Division of complex numbers in binomial form

If we have two complex numbers expressed in binomial form, **the way to divide them is as follows**:

If you are interested in knowing how this expression is arrived at, **here is the demonstration** in which the numerator and denominator have been multiplied by the conjugate of the denominator, so we obtain a real number in that part of the fraction:

#### Division of complex numbers in polar form

For **divide complexes in polar form** simply divide the modulus and subtract the arguments as indicated in the following formula:

**Powers of complex numbers**

In the event that we have to **calculate the power of a complex number**In this section we explain how to calculate it in each case:

#### Power of a complex number in binomial form

This is the **formula to be developed n times** to calculate the power of a complex number in binomial form:

Depending on the complexity, it may be easier for you to **convert complex number to polar form and calculate power** as described in the following section.

#### Powers of a complex number in polar form

In my opinion, **calculating powers in polar form is much easier to do** than in binomial form since we only have to apply the following formula:

(m

_{α})^{n}= m^{n}_{nα}

As you can see, you just have to raise the modulus to the power n and multiply the argument by the value of n.

## Modulus of a complex number

If you would like more information on how the modulus of a complex numberClick on the link we have just left you.

## Conjugate of a complex number

The **conjugate of a complex number in binomial form** is that which has the same real part and changed sign the imaginary part, so that if our complex is Z = a + bi, its conjugate will be:

### Properties of the conjugate of a complex number

These are the properties that a complex number has:

- The
**conjugate of a real number**is itself. For example, the conjugate of 3 +0i is equal to 3 -0i, in short, it is 3 in both cases. - The
**conjugate of an imaginary number**is its opposite. For example: the conjugate of 5i is -5i - The
**conjugate of conjugate**is the initial imaginary number.

- The
**sum of a complex number plus its conjugate**is equal to twice its real part:

- The
**subtraction of a complex minus its conjugate**is equal to twice its imaginary part:

- The
**product of a complex by its conjugate**is equal to the square of the real part plus the square of the imaginary part:

- For the sum and product of several conjugates it holds that:

## Complex numbers in Excel

Excel has numerous **functions to operate with complex numbers**. Below is a table that will serve as a summary to see what they are and what they do.

If you don't know how to use it or what it's for, feel free to leave us a comment and we'll help you with anything to do with complex numbers.

Function | Description |
---|---|

COMPLEX | Convert real and imaginary coefficients to a complex number. |

IM.ABS | Calculates the modulus of a complex. |

IM.ANGULO | Calculate the angle of the argument (in radians) |

IMAGINARY | Gives us the coefficient of the imaginary part |

IM.CONJUGATED | Calculates the conjugate of a complex |

IM.COS | It gives us the cosine of a complex number. |

IM.DIV | We will use it to divide two complex numbers |

IM.EXP | Allows us to calculate the exponential form of a complex |

IM.LN | Returns the neperian logarithm of a complex number. |

IM.LOG10 | Gives us the logarithm in base 10 of the complex |

IM.LOG2 | This function calculates the logarithm in base 2. |

IM.POT | Helps us to calculate the power of a complex |

IM.PRODUCT | Allows us to multiply up to 29 complex numbers |

IM.ROOT2 | We will use it to get the square root of the complex |

IM.REAL | Gives us the real part of the complex number |

IM.SENO | With this function we calculate the sine of a complex number |

IM.SUM | The result will be the sum of two complex numbers |

IM.SUSTR | This function is used to subtract two complex numbers |