Represent the set {z : |z - 1| = 2 and Re z less then or equal to 0} on an Argand Diagram.

I have never come across this type of question. Any hints on how to tackle it?

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- June 9th 2008, 05:32 AMEvalesComplex Numbers Stuff
Represent the set {z : |z - 1| = 2 and Re z less then or equal to 0} on an Argand Diagram.

I have never come across this type of question. Any hints on how to tackle it? - June 9th 2008, 05:45 AMmr fantastic
{z : |z - 1| = 2} ..... The distance of z from 1 is always equal to 2. Geometrically then z lies on a circle of radius 2 and centre at z = 1.

{z : Re z less then or equal to 0} ..... You have the left half of the complex plane (the part to the left of the Im(z) axis).

Put the two together and look for the overlap ...... - June 9th 2008, 05:46 AMbobak
This is a standard problem about loci in the complex plane. Are you familiar with the following ?

- describes a circle at the origin of radius r
- describes a circle with centre and radius r
- is the perpendicular bisector of the line joining the points and

If you know this problem should be very easy, otherwise using the information I gave you attempt the problem and let me know I you have any issues.

Bobak - June 9th 2008, 06:08 AMEvales
Ahh thanks