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    proving complex stuff

    if A+iB = (a.+ib.) (a,+ib,), prove (a.^2+b.^2) (a,^2 +b,^2 ) = (A^2 + B^2)
    a. & b. is suppose to be subcript 1 and a, & b, is suppose to be subscript 2.

    i dont see any short way of proving this, i have tried squaring A+iB and re-arranging to prove (A^2 + B^2) but hit a dead end.

    any suggestions on how to attemp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purebladeknight View Post
    if A+iB = (a.+ib.) (a,+ib,), prove (a.^2+b.^2) (a,^2 +b,^2 ) = (A^2 + B^2)
    a. & b. is suppose to be subcript 1 and a, & b, is suppose to be subscript 2.

    i dont see any short way of proving this, i have tried squaring A+iB and re-arranging to prove (A^2 + B^2) but hit a dead end.

    any suggestions on how to attemp?
    A + iB = (a_1 + ib_1)(a_2 + ib_2)

     = a_1a_2 + ia_1b_2 + ia_2b_1 + i^2b_1b_2

     = a_1a_2 - b_1b_2 + i(a_1b_2 + a_2b_1)


    Therefore A = a_1a_2 - b_1b_2 and B = a_1b_2 + a_2b_1.


    Now let's try to prove the statement that (a_1^2 + b_1^2)(a_2^2 + b_2^2) = A^2 + B^2.


    LHS = (a_1^2 + b_1^2)(a_2^2 + b_2^2)

     = (a_1a_2)^2 + (a_1b_2)^2 + (a_2b_1)^2 + (b_1b_2)^2.


    RHS = A^2 + B^2

     = (a_1a_2 - b_1b_2)^2 + (a_1b_2 + a_2b_1)^2

     = (a_1a_2)^2 - 2a_1a_2b_1b_2 + (b_1b_2)^2 + (a_1b_2)^2 + 2a_1a_2b_1b_2 + (a_2b_1)^2

     = (a_1a_2)^2 + (a_1b_2)^2 + (a_2b_1)^2 + (b_1b_2)^2

     = LHS.


    Q.E.D.
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