# complex number

• September 9th 2008, 08:44 AM
PvtBillPilgrim
complex number
I have that f(z) = 1/(z+i) and I need to write f(z+i) as a(x,y) + i*b(x,y) where a and b are real functions.

I see that f(z+i) = 1/(z+2i) and I multiplied by its conjugate z-2i, but since z is itself a complex number with x + iy, I don't see how I can separate f(z+i) into its real and complex part. Can someone help me here?

• September 9th 2008, 08:48 AM
Moo
Hello,
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Originally Posted by PvtBillPilgrim
I have that f(z) = 1/(z+i) and I need to write f(z+i) as a(x,y) + i*b(x,y) where a and b are real functions.

I see that f(z+i) = 1/(z+2i) and I multiplied by its conjugate z-2i, but since z is itself a complex number with x + iy, I don't see how I can separate f(z+i) into its real and complex part. Can someone help me here?

Write $\frac{1}{z+2i}=\frac{1}{x+iy+2i}=\frac{1}{x+i(y+2) }$