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 Post subject: Complex numbers QPosted: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:46:05 UTC
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What happens when a complex number is raised to a power?

For example

(-1-i)^10

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 Post subject: Re: Complex numbers QPosted: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 06:02:12 UTC
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jackie.abb wrote:
What happens when a complex number is raised to a power?

For example

(-1-i)^10

....

If it's a normal power like 1, 2, 3, 4, . . . et cetera, you just compute it by multiplying by itself that many times, just like you do with all other numbers.

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