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The only measure of size I can think of would be to imagine a complex number as a vector and calculate its length via pythagoras. In that case, I would find i+1 and i-1 to be of equal length.. however using matlab'sminfunction and<operand, I get two completely different answers (and different from each other too):

according to min, the first entry in A (i+1) is the "smallest"

but according to the lessthan sign, the second entry (i-1) is the "smallest"Code (Text):A =

1.000000000000000 + 1.000000000000000i

-1.000000000000000 + 1.000000000000000i

>> min(A)

ans =

1.000000000000000 + 1.000000000000000i

are there alternative ways of measuring/comparing the "size" of complex values?Code (Text):>> if A(1) < A(2)

dips('YES')

end

>>if A(2) < A(1)

disp('YES')

end

YES

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# Complex values and size

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