Multiplication of complex exponential numbers

• Jan 17th 2008, 11:21 PM
OzzMan
Multiplication of complex exponential numbers
(625e^(3.46i))*(4.4e^(1.22i))

when i multiply it out i get 2750e^(4.2212i) From there I'm supposed to make it into polar and rectangular forms. the answers in the book are 2750(cos268.1 degrees + i*sin268.1 degrees) for polar form and -89.1 -2750i for rectangular form. Both my answers were incorrect according to the book. So my multiplication must have been off, if anyone can check it for me please.
• Jan 18th 2008, 12:00 AM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by OzzMan
(625e^(3.46i))*(4.4e^(1.22i))

when i multiply it out i get 2750e^(4.2212i) From there I'm supposed to make it into polar and rectangular forms. the answers in the book are 2750(cos268.1 degrees + i*sin268.1 degrees) for polar form and -89.1 -2750i for rectangular form. Both my answers were incorrect according to the book. So my multiplication must have been off, if anyone can check it for me please.

First $3.46+1.22=4.68$ not $4.22$, so you should have: $2750 e^{4.22i}$ since:

$(625e^{3.46i})\times (4.4e^{1.22i})=625 \times 4.4 \times e^{(3.46+1.22)i}$

and $4.46$ radian is $268.1$ degrees (rounded to that precission).

Of course you should also know that:

$e^{i \theta}=\cos(\theta)+i \sin(\theta)$

RonL
• Jan 18th 2008, 12:18 AM
OzzMan
woops i multiplied exponents.