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Let ##A## be a complex nilpotent ##n\times n##-matrix. Show that there is a unique nilpotent solution to the quadratic equation ##X^2 + 2X = A## in ##M_n(\mathbb{C})##, and write the solution explicitly (that is, in terms of ##A##).
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Here, we observe that the familiar properties of the real logarithm hold true for the complex logarithm in these examples.
So why does a whimsical mathematical use of real logarithm properties yield coherent solutions even in the case of complex logarithm?
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I have a very simple question regarding the quotient of complex values. Consider the function:
$$f(a) = \sqrt{\frac{a-1i}{a+1i}}$$
where ##i## is the imaginary unit. When I evaluate f(0) in Mathematica, I get ##f(0) = 1i##, as expected. But if I evaluate at a very small value of ##a##...
(a) I think the top plate of C5 could end up with either + or - charge, and not necessarily + charge as shown. This is because the connected plates of C1, C5 and C3 form an isolated system to which we can apply the law of conservation of charge i.e. Total charge just before transient currents...
This is the question as it appears on the pdf. copy;
##z=2\left[\cos \dfrac{3π}{4} + i \sin \dfrac{3π}{4}\right]##
My approach;
##\dfrac{3π}{4}=135^0##
##\tan 135^0=-\tan 45^0=\dfrac{-\sqrt{2}}{\sqrt{2}}##
therefore,
##z=-\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{2}i##
There may be a better approach.
Please help me confirm that I understand this correctly.
Imagine a system comprised of two black holes orbiting each other, which will eventually merge. At any point in time we describe the stress-energy tensor of the system. Assume that we could solve the EFE's for every point (t,x,y,z). This...
Hi, PF, so long, I have a naive question: is ##\pi+\arctan{(2)}## a complex number at the second quadrant? To define a single-valued function, the principal argument of ##w## (denoted ##\mbox{Arg (w)}## is unique. This is because it is sometimes convenient to restric ##\theta=\arg{(w)}## to an...
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I am refreshing on complex numbers today; kindly see attached.
ok for part (a) this is a circle with centre ##(\sqrt{3}, -1)## with radius =##1## thus, we shall have,
The attempt at a solution:
I tried the normal method to find the determinant equal to 2j. I ended up with:
2j = -4yj -2xj -2j -x +y
then I tried to see if I had to factorize with j so I didn't turn the j^2 into -1 and ended up with 2 different options:
1) 0= y(-4j-j^2) -x(2j-1) -2j
2)...
My first method to simplify the fraction is to to I flip ##\frac{5}{3}## up I get ##2 \times \frac{3}{5} = \frac{6}{5}##
Method 2: if I flip 3 up I get ##\frac{2}{5} \times \frac{1}{3} = \frac{2}{15}##.
Method 3: I could use it multiply ##\frac{3}{3}## since this is the same as mutlipying by...
Let ##\Omega## here be ##\Omega=\sqrt{-u}##, in which it is not difficult to realize that ##\Omega ## is real if ##u<0##; imaginary, if ##u>0##. Now, suppose further that ##u=(a-b)^2## with ##a<0## and ##b>0## real numbers. Bearing this in mind, I want to demonstrate that ##\Omega## is real. To...
I want to shed some light on complex analysis without getting all the technical details in the way which are necessary for the precise treatments that can be found in many excellent standard textbooks.
Analysis is about differentiation. Hence, complex differentiation will be my starting point...
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I am able to follow the working...but i needed some clarification. By rounding to the nearest integer...did they mean?
##z=1.2-1.4i## is rounded down to ##z=1-i##?
I can see from here they came up with simultaneous equation i.e
##(1-i) + (x+iy) = \dfrac{6}{5} - \dfrac{7i}{5}## to...
For a complex scalar field, the lagrangian density and the associated conserved current are given by:
$$ \mathcal{L} = \partial^\mu \psi^\dagger \partial_\mu \psi -m^2 \psi^\dagger \psi $$
$$J^{\mu} = i \left[ (\partial^\mu \psi^\dagger ) \psi - (\partial^\mu \psi ) \psi^\dagger \right] $$...
Kindly see attached...I just want to understand why for the case; ##(-1+i)^\frac {1}{3}## they divided by ##3## when working out the angles...
Am assuming they used;
##(\cos x + i \sin x)^n = \cos nx + i \sin nx## and here, we require ##n## to be positive integers...unless I am not getting...
First I solved 4+j3, which I squared 4 and 3 to equal 16 and 9 then I added them to get 25 and then I got the square root of 25 = 5.
Then I plugged it back in to the equation.
[50/(5)(50)+100] x 150 to get 50/350x 150= 1/7(150)= 21.42. I've attached the correct answer.
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I am trying to solve the following integral with Mathematica and I'm having some issues with it.
where Jo is a Bessel Function of first kind and order 0. Notice that k is a complex number given by
Where delta is a coefficient.
Due to the complex arguments I'm integrating the...
TL;DR Summary: For every Complex matrix proove that: (Y^*) * X = complex conjugate of {(X^*) * Y}
Here (Y^*) and (X^*) is equal to complex conjugate of (Y^T) and complex conjugate of (X^T) where T presents transponse of matrix
I think we need to use (A*B)^T= (B^T) * (A^T) and
Can you help...
Hello! (Not sure if this is pre or post calc,if I am in the wrong forum feel free to move it)
So im given this complex number ## z = \frac{6}{1-i} ## and I am susposed to get it in polar form as well as z = a+bi
I did that; z = 3+3i and polar form ##z =\sqrt{18} *e^{\pi/4 i} ##
Now Im...
I'm trying to code Newton Raphson's method for finding zeros. I realize that even if the solution is real, it's possible for guesses to be complex. For example:
$$y=\sqrt{x-6}-2$$
While 10 is a valid real root, for any guess less than 6, the result is complex.
I tried to run the code allowing...
Let ##c## be a complex number with ##|c| \neq 1##. Find $$\lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{1}{n}\sum_{\ell = 1}^n \frac{\sin(e^{2\pi i \ell/n})}{1-ce^{-2\pi i \ell/n}}$$
TL;DR Summary: How to calculate the operational amplifiers in the circuit diagram
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I am trying to learn the circuit diagram of one of a device in which I will be doing modifications as a part of my Masters's Research to make it performance better. My background is in Mechanical...
Here is my attempt(photo below), but somehow the solution in the textbook is z= 2 - (3/2)i, and mine is z=(-3/2) +2i.
Can someone please tell me where I am making a mistake? I suppose it's something with x being part of the real part of the 1st complex number and x being part of an imaginary...
How can I solve a system of equations with complex numbers
2z+w=7i
zi+w=-1
I have tried substituting z with a+bi and I have tried substituting w=7i-2z but didn't get anything useful.
Edit: also, I've tried, multiplying lower eq. with -1 so that I can cancel w but I get stuck with 2z and zi and...
An example of physical applications for the gamma (or beta) function(s) is
http://sces.phys.utk.edu/~moreo/mm08/Riddi.pdf
(I refer to the beta function related to the gamma function, not the other functions with this name)
The applications in Wikipedia...
From plotting the given path I know that the path is a curve that extends from z = 1 to z=5 on the complex plane. My plan was to parametrize the distance from z = 1 to 5 as z = x, and create a closed contour that encloses z=0, where I could use Cauchy's Integral Formula, with f(z) being 1 / (z +...
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I was wondering if there was an equivalent closed form expression for ##\Gamma(\frac{1}{2}+ib)## where ##b## is a real number.
I came across the following answer...
My interest is only on part (a). Wah! been going round circles to try understand why the radius = ##2##. I know that the given sequence is both bounded and monotonic. I can state that its bounded above by ##1## and bounded below by ##0##. Now when it comes to the radius=##2##, i can also say...
The problem is as shown...all steps are pretty easy to follow. I need help on the highlighted part in red. How did they come to;
##z^4+8z^2+16-9z^2=0## or is it by manipulating ##-z^2= 8z^2-9z^2?## trial and error ...
Am looking at page 13 of QM by Griffiths - have become stuck on minor point. He is proving that a normalised solution of Schrodingers eqn stays normalised. The bit I don't get is how can you just take the complex conjugate of Schrodingers eqn and assume its true. (ie how does he get from Eqn...
Let C2x2 be the complex vector space of 2x2 matrices with complex entries. Let and let T be the linear operator onC2x2 defined by T(A) = BA. What is the rank of T? Can you describe T2?
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An ordered basis for C2x2 is:
I don't...
how does capacitors and inductors cause phase difference between current and voltage? how does complex number come into play to explain the relation between phase of current and voltage?
In Lecture 7, Prof. Arthur Mattuck (MIT OCW 18.03) taught that the following equation
$$
y’ +ky = k \cos(\omega t)$$
can be solved by replacing cos(ωt) by ##e^{\omega t}## and, rewriting thus,
$$
\tilde{y’} + k\tilde{y}= ke^{i \omega t}
$$
Where ##\tilde{y} = y_1 + i y_2##. And the solution of...
Consider the equation of motion for a simple harmonic oscillator:
##m\ddot {x}(t)=-kx(t).##
The solutions are
##x(t)=Ae^{i\omega t}+Be^{-i\omega t},##
where ##\omega=\sqrt{\frac{k}{m}}##, and constants ##A## and ##B##. Physically, what does it mean for a solution to be complex? Is it only the...
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I'm posting here since what follows is not about homework, but constitutes a personal research which underlies some more general questions.
As with the infamous "casus irreducibilis" (i.e. finding the real roots of a cubic function sometimes requires intermediate calculations with...
I am not sure why criss-cross approach would work here, but it seems to get the answer. What would be the reason why we could use this approach?
$$\frac {z-1} {z+1} = ni$$
$$\implies \frac {z-1} {z+1} = \frac {ni} {1}$$
$$\implies {(z-1)} \times 1= {ni} \times {(z+1)}$$
This pic is from an older text called Tables of Higher Functions (interestingly both in German first then English second) that I jumped at buying from some niche bookstore for $40. Was this hand drawn? I think I’ve seen was it that mathegraphix or something like that linked by @fresh_42...
Hello. I am reading about state equations from a physics textbook, Physics by Frederick J. Keller, W. Edward Gettys, Malcolm j. Skove (Volume I). I don't understand some parts but since I have the Turkish translation of the book I must translate it as good and clear as possible.
"State...
I apologize in advance for my English.
I want to know if my solution is correct. :)
To verify that for every complex number z, the numbers z + z¯ and z × z¯ are real.
My solution:
z = a + bi
z¯ = a - bi
z + z¯ = a + bi + a - bi = 2a ∈ R
z × z¯ = (a + bi) × (a - bi) = a^2 + b^2 ∈ R
...and is it ever useful?
An arbitrary complex number has the form ##z = a + bi## where ##a, b \in \mathbb{R}## and the dot product of two arbitrary vectors ##\vec{v} = \binom{v_1}{v_2}## and equivalently for vector ##\vec{w}## is ##\vec{v} \cdot \vec{w} = v_1 w_1 + v_2 w_3## Then the ##z## may...
Let z = x + iy
$$\arg \left(\frac{1+z^2}{1 + \bar z^{2}}\right)=\arg (1+z^2) - \arg (1 + \bar z^{2})$$
$$=\arg (1+x^2+i2xy-y^2)-\arg(1+x^2-i2xy+y^2)$$
Then I stuck.
I also tried:
$$\frac{1+z^2}{1 + \bar z^{2}}=\frac{1+x^2+i2xy-y^2}{1+x^2-i2xy+y^2}$$
But also stuck
How to do this question...
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Hi i have this assignment for homework:
There is only one battery for the circuit, E=10V, R=4 Ohms and L=1H
it asks me to find the time constant of the circuit. i know that a time constant in a RL circuit is t=L/R...
I am stuck deriving the gauge field produced in curved spacetime for a complex scalar field. If the underlying spacetime changes, I would assume it would change the normal Lagrangian and the gauge field in the same way, so at first guess I would say the gauge field remains unchanged. If there...
Summary:: summation of the components of a complex vector
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In my textbook I have
##\widetilde{\vec{E_t}} = (\widetilde{\vec{E_i}} \cdot \hat{e_p}) \hat{e_p}##
##\widetilde{\vec{E_t}} = \sum_j( (\widetilde{\vec{E_{ij}}} \cdot {e_{p_j}}*) \hat{e_p}##
For ##\hat{e_p} = \hat{x}##...
(z-3)3=-8, solve for z.
I'm new to complex numbers, so I'm stuck on this basic problem: how do you find all real and non-real solutions in the equality, (z-3)^3=-8? Thanks a bunch.
I need help with a derivation of an equation given in a journal paper. My question is related to the third paragraph of this paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00619826. Although it is about fibre coupling my problem is purely mathematical. It is about solving a complex double integral. The...