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Polar Form of a Complex Number

The polar coordinates of a complex number on the complex plane. The polar form of a complex number is written in any of the following forms: rcos θ + irsin θ, r(cos θ + isin θ), or rcis θ. In any of these forms r is called the modulus or absolute value. θ is called the argument.

 

 

 

See also

cis, cosine, sine, complex number formulas, De Moivre’s theorem, polar-rectangular conversion formulas

 


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