(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Suppose z is complex number with |z| = 1 (also assume that z is not 1 + 0*i)

Let z = a + b*i where a and b are real numbers.

Find a real parameter, t, such that

z = (t-i)/(t+i), where i = sqrt(-1)

2. Relevant equations

|z| = sqrt(a^2+b^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

Since we are given |z| = 1, this implies that a^2 + b^2 = (a+b*i)*(a-b*i) = 1.

Also, (t-i)/(t+i) can be expressed as [1/(t^2+1)]*[(t^2-1)+(-2*t)*i].

Despite my efforts, I end up at two deadends: I reduce an equation to a tautology like 0 = 0 or I reduce to an expression for t that involves i (thereby making t imaginary instead of real).

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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