Show on diagrams:

a) All the complex numbers having real part -1

b) All the complex numbers having imaginary part 3/2

Is a) just all the numbers lying on the x axis and b) all numbers lying on the y axis?

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- May 19th 2011, 02:14 AMbrumby_3Complex numbers
Show on diagrams:

a) All the complex numbers having real part -1

b) All the complex numbers having imaginary part 3/2

Is a) just all the numbers lying on the x axis and b) all numbers lying on the y axis? - May 19th 2011, 02:38 AMemakarovQuote:

Is a) just all the numbers lying on the x axis and b) all numbers lying on the y axis?

The real part of a complex number is its x-coordinate, and the imaginary part is its y-coordinate. - May 19th 2011, 05:30 AMMondreus
a) $\displaystyle z = -1 + yi, y \in R$

b) $\displaystyle z = x + i\frac{3}{2}, x \in R$