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    mod[(z-z1)/(z-z2)] = k where k is not equal to 1 represents a circle. how?
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    Hello, Navesh!

    It can be solved by "eyeballing" the problem if you know a particular theorem.

    \left|\frac{z - z_1}{z-z_2}\right|\: = \:k, where k \neq 1 represents a circle. .How?
    We have: |z - z_1| \:=\:k|z - z_2|

    The distance \overline{zz_1} is proportional to the distance \overline{zz_2}.

    By definition, the locus of z is a Circle of Apollonius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navesh
    mod[(z-z1)/(z-z2)] = k where k is not equal to 1 represents a circle. how?
    I assume  Z_{1}  \mbox{ and }  Z_{2}\mbox{ are given}.
    Let Z_{1}= a +ib \mbox{  and }  Z_{2} = c +id
    Let  Z = x +iy
    Now, |Z - Z_{1}| = k|Z - Z_{2}|
    This is equivalent to (x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 = k^2[(x-c)^2 + (y-d)^2]
    It represents a circle if k is not equal to one. Do you know why?
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    malaygoel you used LaTex code I am proud of you

    Use,
    Code:
    \mbox{ "type you sentences here" }
    To type things like,
    Z\mbox{ and }Z'\mbox{ are given}
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    circle of appolonius

    Quote Originally Posted by Navesh
    mod[(z-z1)/(z-z2)] = k where k is not equal to 1 represents a circle. how?
    what do u mean by circle of appolonius?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navesh
    mod[(z-z1)/(z-z2)] = k where k is not equal to 1 represents a circle. how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by malaygoel
    I assume  Z_{1}  \mbox{ and }  Z_{2}\mbox{ are given}.
    Let Z_{1}= a +ib \mbox{  and }  Z_{2} = c +id
    Let  Z = x +iy
    Now, |Z - Z_{1}| = k|Z - Z_{2}|
    This is equivalent to (x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 = k^2[(x-c)^2 + (y-d)^2]
    It represents a circle if k is not equal to one. Do you know why?
    The square terms will vanish if K=1

    also simplifying the eqn. we get
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$x^2(1-k^2)+y^2(1-k^2)+2x(k^2c-a)+$ $2y(k^2d-b)-k^2(c^2+d^2)=0$
    which makes the constt. term +ve, hence makes the circle real. Am I OK?
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    Hello, Navesh!

    also simplifying the eqn. we get
    x^2(1-k^2)+y^2(1-k^2)+2x(k^2c-a)+ 2y(k^2d-b)-k^2(c^2+d^2) \:= \:0 . . . not quite
    which makes the constt. term +ve, hence makes the circle real. Am I OK?

    We have: . (x - a)^2+(y-b)^2\:=\:k^2[(x-c)^2+(y-d)^2]

    Expand: . x^2 - 2ax + a^2 + y^2 - 2by + b^2\:=\:k^2y^2 -\, 2k^2cy + c^2k^2 + k^2y^2 - 2k^2dy + d^2k^2

    Rearrange: . x^2 - k^2x^2 + 2ck^2x - 2ax + y^2 - k^2y^2 + 2k^2dy \,- 2by \:=\: c^2k^2 + d^2k^2 - a^2 - b^2

    Factor: . (1-k^2)x^2 + 2(k^2c - a)x + (1 - k^2)y^2 + 2(k^2d - b) y\:= \;k^2(c^2 + d^2) - (a^2 + b^2)


    Hence: . x^2 + \frac{2(k^2c - a)}{1 - k^2}x + y^2 + \frac{2(k^2d - b)}{1 - k^2}y \;=\;  \frac{k^2(c^2+d^2) - (a^2+b^2)}{1-k^2}

    . . .Or: . x^2 + \frac{2(a - k^2c)}{k^2 - 1}x + y^2 + \frac{2(b - k^2d)}{k^2 - 1}y \:=\: \frac{(a^2 + b^2) - k^2(c^2+d^2)}{k^2 - 1}


    And we see the restrictions on the constants.

    Obviously: k \neq \pm 1

    But equally important, the right side must be positive.

    Hence: . [1]\;a^2 + b^2 > k^2(c^2 + d^2) and |k| > 1

    . . . or: . [2]\;a^2 + b^2 < k^2(c^2 + d^2) and |k| < 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban
    Hello, Navesh!


    We have: . (x - a)^2+(y-b)^2\:=\:k^2[(x-c)^2+(y-d)^2]

    Expand: . x^2 - 2ax + a^2 + y^2 - 2by + b^2\:=\:k^2y^2 -\, 2k^2cy + c^2k^2 + k^2y^2 - 2k^2dy + d^2k^2

    Rearrange: . x^2 - k^2x^2 + 2ck^2x - 2ax + y^2 - k^2y^2 + 2k^2dy \,- 2by \:=\: c^2k^2 + d^2k^2 - a^2 - b^2

    Factor: . (1-k^2)x^2 + 2(k^2c - a)x + (1 - k^2)y^2 + 2(k^2d - b) y\:= \;k^2(c^2 + d^2) - (a^2 + b^2)


    Hence: . x^2 + \frac{2(k^2c - a)}{1 - k^2}x + y^2 + \frac{2(k^2d - b)}{1 - k^2}y \;=\;  \frac{k^2(c^2+d^2) - (a^2+b^2)}{1-k^2}

    . . .Or: . x^2 + \frac{2(a - k^2c)}{k^2 - 1}x + y^2 + \frac{2(b - k^2d)}{k^2 - 1}y \:=\: \frac{(a^2 + b^2) - k^2(c^2+d^2)}{k^2 - 1}


    And we see the restrictions on the constants.

    Obviously: k \neq \pm 1

    But equally important, the right side must be positive.

    Hence: . [1]\;a^2 + b^2 > k^2(c^2 + d^2) and |k| > 1

    . . . or: . [2]\;a^2 + b^2 < k^2(c^2 + d^2) and |k| < 1

    sorry, it was a silly mistake
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