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Simultaneous equation with Complex Numbers 
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Jul2511, 06:18 AM

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Solve the following simultaneous equations for the complex variables i1 and i2.
2= (3j)_{i1}  (5j2)_{i2}………………(1) 12 = (2+j)_{i1} + (1+j6)_{i2}………………(2) Not sure how to attempt this question please can you help. Thanking you in advance Jake 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution 


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Jul2511, 07:17 AM

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Hi Jake! Welcome to PF!
Solve it the same way you would for real simultaneous equations (and use eg 1/(3j) = (3+j)/(3^{2}j^{2})) 


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Jul2511, 08:39 AM

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tt Please excuse my ignorance but I am learning out of a book and need a push in the right direction. Is it possible to show me step by step the correct approach as my head is spinning.



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Jul2511, 08:42 AM

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Simultaneous equation with Complex Numbers
Show us how you would solve this if all the coefficients were real. 


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Jul2511, 09:02 AM

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Well the approach I would use is to make either i1 or i2 equal on line 1 + 2 by multiplying by the value of the opposite lines. Lets call them now line 3 + 4. Then I would subtract 4 from 3. This would leave only 1 unknown.



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Jul2511, 10:22 AM

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Still don't understand can anyone else help?



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Jul2511, 10:36 AM

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It's a linear system of 2 equations with two variables. You can use the method of determinants (Cramer's rule). One determinant is:
[tex] \Delta = \left\begin{array}{cc} 3  j & 5  2 j \\ 2 + j & 1 + 6 j \end{array}\right = (3  j)(1 + 6 j)  (2 + j)(5  2 j) = 3 + 18 j  j  6 j^2  10 + 4 j  5 j + 2 j^2 = 3 + 16 j [/tex] 


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