Hi guys, need help with a question:
Given that z = 2 + 2i, express z* in the exponential form. Hence find the set of the positive interger n for which (z*)^n is purely imaginary.
z* = 2^(3/2) e^[i(-pi/4)]
(z*)^n = 2^(3n/2) e^[i(-npi/4)]
(i) Given that (z*)^n is purely imaginary,
-npi/4 = pi/2, 3pi/2, 5pi/2, ...
-npi/4 = (2m + 1)(pi/2) where m 'is an element of all intergers, and m > than or = 0'
n = -(4m+2)
(But my ans was wrong)
Anyway, if the question wants to find the set of intergers for n for which (z*)^n is real, can I get the answer simply by letting '-npi/4 = 0, pi, 2pi, 3pi,...' ?
Thanks in advance!
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