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Complex analysis studies the most unexpected, surprising, even paradoxical ideas in mathematics. The familiar rules of math of real numbers may break down when applied to complex numbers.
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Lesson 1 Complex numbers
In this lesson: Forms and representations of the complex numbers; Modulus and arguments; Principal value of the argument.

Lesson 2 Trigonometric and algebraic form conversion
In this lesson: Complex numbers forms conversion; Examples of the conversion.

Lesson 3 The algebra of complex numbers
In this lesson: Arithmetic operations with complex numbers; Properties of the complex numbers; Geometric interpretation of addition & subtraction.

Lesson 4 Geometric interpretation of multiplication
In this lesson: The modulus and argument of the product; Multiplication of complex numbers as stretching - squeezing and rotation; Multiplying a complex number by imaginary unit i and by powers of i.

Lesson 5 Division of the complex numbers
In this lesson: Definition and notation of conjugates and reciprocals; Division as multiplication and reciprocation.

Lesson 6 Powers and roots of complex numbers
In this lesson: De Moire's theorem; Powers of complex numbers; n-th root of complex numbers.

Lesson 7 Complex Exponential Function and Complex Logarithm Function
In this lesson: Definition and notation; Complex logarithm function is a multi-valued function; Principal branch of the logarithm.

Lesson 8 Complex Trigonometric Functions and Complex Inverse Trigonometric Functions
In this lesson: A difference between the real and complex trigonometric functions; Relationship to exponential function; Identities; Derivatives and Indefinite integrals of inverse trigonometric functions.

Lesson 9 Complex Hyperbolic Functions and Inverse Hyperbolic Functions
In this lesson: The notations; Definitions; Derivatives and Indefinite integrals of inverse hyperbolic functions.

Lesson 10 Complex Power Function
In this lesson: Raising a complex number to a complex power; Derivatives and Indefinite integral of complex power function.

Lesson 11 Complex Rational Functions
In this lesson: Definition of the rational function; Möbius transformations; Fractional-linear function; Zhukovskii function.

A geometric interpretation of division

Complex Analysis. FreeTutorial

11.1 Division as multiplication and reciprocation

11.2 The modulus and argument of the quotient
      11.2.1 Example of division

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11.1 Division as multiplication and reciprocation

Let us replace division z1/z2 with multiplication z1(1/z2), where 1/z2 is the reciprocal of z2.

Step1: Construct conjugate 2 = (x2, -y2).
Step2: Construct reciprocal .
Step3: Perform multiplication z1(1/z2) = z1/z2.

Such way the division can be compounded from multiplication and reciprocation. Figure 1.18 shows all steps.

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Figure 1.18 Division of the complex numbers z1/z2

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11.2 The modulus and argument of the quotient

Let us consider two complex numbers z1 and z2 in a polar form.
z1 = r1(cos+i sin),
z2 = r2(cos+i sin).
It was shown (1.18) that their product z1z2 has the modulus r1r2 and the argument +.
We have replaced division z1/z2 with multiplication z1(1/z2).
Let 1/z2 = z3 .
z3 = r3(cos+i sin).
Then
z1/z2 = z1z3 = r1r3[(cos(+) + i(sin(+)].
The modulus r3 is the modulus of reciprocal 1/z2.
r3 = |1/z2|.
The argument is the argument of reciprocal 1/z2.
= arg(1/z2) = - arg(z2).

The quotient z1/z2 has the modulus |z1|/|z2| and the argument {Arg(z1) - Arg(z2)}.
|z1/z2| = |z1|/|z2|,        (1.21)
Arg(z1/z2) = Arg(z1) - Arg(z2).      (1.22)

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11.2.1 Example of division

z1 = 2 + i,
z
2= 2 + i.
Find modulus |z1/z2| and arg(z1/z2).
Construct z1/z2 using multiplication and reciprocation.

|z1| = 4,
|z2| = ,
|z1/z2| = |z1|/|z2| = .
arg(z1) = 60º,
arg(z2) = 30º.
arg(z1/z2) = arg(z1) - arg(z2) = 60º - 30º= 30º
z1/z2 = (cos(30º)+ i sin(30º)).

Let us construct z1/z2 using multiplication and reciprocation.
Step1: Construct conjugate 2.
|2| = , arg(2) = -30º.
Step2: Calculate |z2|2 and construct reciprocal of z2.
|z2|2 = ()2 = 16/3,
Reciprocal has polar coordinates (, -30º).
Step3: Perform multiplication z1(1/z2) = z1/z2.
z1(1/z2) = (4, 60º)(, -30º) = (, 30º).
z1/z2 = (cos(30º)+ i sin(30º)).
See Figure1.19.

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Figure 1.19 Example z1/z2

by Tetyana Butler

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