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Solve [itex]\sqrt{-e^{(i2\pi)/3}}[/itex]

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I seem to be missing something simple, as I take:

[itex]\sqrt{-1}[/itex] = i

then,

[itex]e^{(1/2)*(i2\pi)/3}[/itex]

which comes out as: [itex]ie^{i\pi/3}[/itex]

however, the solution is:

[itex]-ie^{i\pi/3}[/itex], and I can't seem to see where that negative is coming from. Any direction would be great, thanks!

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# Homework Help: Square root of negative complex exponential

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