Solve (1-i)^n = -512 - 512i

  1. Solve [tex](1-i)^n = -512 - 512i[/tex] for n.
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  3. rock.freak667

    rock.freak667 6,220
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    as in you need help with it? Or a problem for us to do?

    Anyhow...it looks relatively simple.
     
  4. I'm thinking n = 19
     
  5. Even I can do that one.
     
  6. HallsofIvy

    HallsofIvy 40,203
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    The fact that [itex](\sqrt{2})^10= 512[/itex] makes that pretty trivial.
     
  7. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,141
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    What is the point of this thread?
     
  8. Gib Z

    Gib Z 3,348
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    mathwizarddud, many of us seem to be slightly irritated you constantly post these problems here in the *Homework Help* section. You may think these problems are interesting, and I'm sure they interest some other people as well, but please, post these in the general math section, all under a single thread, named something obvious like "Simple Math Problems" or alike.
     
  9. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,141
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    Gib Z, whether or not the question is a real homework question is irrelevant. If it's a standard textbook question, it belongs in the HW forums, and the OP is required to show original effort. Otherwise the Math forums just become a backdoor to avoiding our Guidelines for homework.
     
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