3. Write down the (x+iy) form for the complex numbers with the following modulus and argument (in radians):
(a) Modulus 1, argument pi
(b) Modulus 3, argument -pi/3
(c)Modulus 7, argument -4
Modulus = ((a)^2 + (b)^2)^1/2
Arg = the angle
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm basically just checking to see if i've got the right method.
(a)If Modulus = 1 and the argument = pi, then that would mean the angle is theta = 0. The only way to achieve this would to be if the imaginary part = 0, so the answer is:
1+0i or just 1
(b)This is where I start to get confused. If the argument = -pi/3 then I can use pythagoras to find the adjacent and hypoteneuse.
In this case:
cos(-120)*3 = a
a = -3/2
sin(-120)*3 = b
b = -3((3)^1/2)/2
This works since ((a)^2 + (b)^2)^1/2 does give me 3 in this case
(c)Modulus 7, Argument is -4, which gives me an angle of (-229.183'). So I can do the same again.
cos(-229.183)*7 = a
a = -6.918
sin(-229.183)*7 = b
b = -1.067
This once again seems to work, so my answerwould be something like -6.918 + -1.067i
I was wanting to check if this is all correct or if i've done the question completely wrong.