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## Main Question or Discussion Point

All,

I understand by rules of complex math, that raising a real number to the power of a complex number, you simply drop the imaginary part; it is not affected at all. But what happens when you raise a real number to the power of an imaginary. For instance...

x = 2^3i - 2

Does x end up equal to zero or negative 2 in this example? Or something else altogether?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff

I understand by rules of complex math, that raising a real number to the power of a complex number, you simply drop the imaginary part; it is not affected at all. But what happens when you raise a real number to the power of an imaginary. For instance...

x = 2^3i - 2

Does x end up equal to zero or negative 2 in this example? Or something else altogether?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff