Complex numbers basic concepts-Defining
A number in the form of a + ib, where a, b are real numbers and is called a complex
Number. A Complex Number can also be defined as an ordered pair of real numbers a and b any
may be written as (a, b), where the first number denotes the real part and the second number
denotes the imaginary part. If z = a + ib, then the real part of z is denoted by Re (z) and the
imaginary part by Im(z). A complex number is said to be purely real if Im(z)= 0, and is said to
be purely imaginary if Re(z) = 0. The complex number 0 = 0 + i0 is both purely real and imaginary.
Two complex numbers are said to be equal if and only if their real parts and imaginary parts are
separately equal i.e. a + ib = c + id implies a = c and b = d. However, there is no order relation
between complex numbers and the expressions of the type a + ib < (or > ) c + id are meaningless
Geometrical representation of complex numbers
A complex number z = x + iy, written as an ordered pair (x, y), can be represented by a point P whose Cartesian coordinates are (x, y) referred to axes OX and OY, usually called the real and the imaginary axes.
The plane of OX and OY is called the Argand diagram or the complex plane. Since the origin O lies on both OX and OY, the corresponding complex number z = 0 is both purely real and purely imaginary.
Modulus and Argument of a Complex Number
We define modulus of the complex number z = x + iy as
Trigonometric ( or polar ) from a Complex Number
Remark : Method of finding the principal value of the argument of a complex number z = x + iy.
Unimodular Complex Number
Algebraic Operations with Complex Number
Geometrical Meaning of Product and Division
Let z1 = x1 + i y1 and z2 = x2 + i y2 be two complex numbers represented by the points P1(x1, y1) and P2(x2, y2) respectively. By definition z1 + z2 should be represented by the point (x1 + x2 , y1 + y2 ). This point is the vertex which completes the parallelogram with the line segments joining the origin with OP1 and OP2 as the adjacent sides.
| z1 + z2 | = OP.
Construction for the point representing the product z1 z2
Construction for the point representing the quotient z1/z2
Draw the triangle OQ1P directly similar to the triangle OQ2L
The P represents the quotient z1/z2 .
Square Root of a Complex Number
How we get the square root of complex number
Conjugate of a Complex Number
The conjugate of the complex number z = a + ib is defined to be a – ib and i denoted by . In other words is the mirror image of z in the real axis.
Properties of Conjugate, Modulus, Argument
Distance of a complex number z from origin is called the modulus of the complex number z and it is denoted by |z| .
Properties of Arguments
Application of De Moiver’s Theorem
This is a fundamental theorem and has various applications. Here we will discuss few of these
which are important from the examination point of view
The nth Roots of Unity
Logarithm of Complex Number
CONCEPT OF ROTATION
Equation of a straight line
Equation of straight line with the help of coordinate geometry
Equation of Perpendicular Bisector
arg (z – z0) =p represents a line passing through z0 with slope (making angle p with the positive direction of x-axis).
Equation of a circle
Consider a fixed complex number z0 and let z be any complex number which moves in such a way
that it’s distance from z0 is always equals to ‘r’. This implies z would lie on a circle whose centre is
z0 and radius r. And its equation would | z – z0 | = r
(i) If we take ‘C’ to be mid–point of A2A1, it can be easily proved that CA.CB = (CA1)2 i.e. | z1 – z0 | | z2 – z0 | = r2, where the point C is denoted z0 and r is the radius of the circle.
(ii) If | z1 – z0 | = | z2 – z0 | hence P(z) would lie on the right bisector of the line A(z1)
and B(z2). Note that in this case z1 and z2 are the mirror images of each other with respect
to the right bisector.
Equation of tangent a given circle at a given point
Some important results
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