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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

2. Relevant equations

Modulus = ((a)^2 + (b)^2)^1/2

Arg = the angle

3. 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+0ior 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.

Thanks alot

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# Homework Help: Simple complex number question

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