# How to Tanh(complex number)

by trustnoone
Tags: number, tanhcomplex
 P: 14 As the title shows, I want to do they hyperbolic tan of a complex number, using my calculator (casio fx100ms) but I keep getting a maths error, whether I do it using the tanh function or if I try the (1-e^(-2x))/(1+e^(-2x)) Any help would be awesome. Thanks.
 P: 2,982 I think your calculator manual says that the calculator doesn't support the complex number coefficient mode for hyperbolic sinh, cosh, tanh and other select functions. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.cWc&cad=rja
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 Quote by jedishrfu I think your calculator manual says that the calculator doesn't support the complex number coefficient mode for hyperbolic sinh, cosh, tanh and other select functions. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.cWc&cad=rja
Nooooo :(, thanks for looking into it mate, I thought it was just something I was doing wrong. Is there any way I can do it normally? like any way I can do it say like the hard way?

 P: 2,982 How to Tanh(complex number) Use google, in the search box enter tanh(5i) as an example and google calculator will show the answer - 3.38051501 i
 Emeritus Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks PF Gold P: 6,525 Dang calculators only support real numbers! (Well, most of 'em anyways) Tanh(z) can be evaluated by using the definition of the tanh function with complex argument z, tanh(z) = sinh(z) / cosh(z) = $\frac{e^{z}-e^{-z}}{e^z+e^{-z}}$ which is not as easy to calculate as it looks. See: http://www.uni-graz.at/imawww/vqm/pa...x/12_tanh.html You can always use Wolfram Alpha to calculate a tanh(z) for a specific value of z
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 Quote by SteamKing Dang calculators only support real numbers! (Well, most of 'em anyways) Tanh(z) can be evaluated by using the definition of the tanh function with complex argument z, tanh(z) = sinh(z) / cosh(z) = $\frac{e^{z}-e^{-z}}{e^z+e^{-z}}$ which is not as easy to calculate as it looks. See: http://www.uni-graz.at/imawww/vqm/pa...x/12_tanh.html You can always use Wolfram Alpha to calculate a tanh(z) for a specific value of z
Thanks mate, its actually on my formula sheet on my exam I got to take tomorrow, but if thats the case I really don't think I will be able to use it with only my calculator itself. Cheers though.
 P: 2,982 Perhaps you should ask your teacher about it before the exam. You might need a better calculator TI-83 ??? but not sure if it has the same limit or not. CORRECTION: http://tibasicdev.wikidot.com/tanh TI caclculator doesn't support complex numbers with tanh either.

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