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# Why use complex numbers?

Updated: 10/17/2022

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One use is to compact a large area into a small one or vice versa. The complex

formula is 1/z, which is inversion. All pairs of complex numbers with absolute value less than 1 will be transformed outside the unit circle and the infinite complex plane will be compacted inside the unit circle! This simple formula produces the real part u=x/(xx+yy) and imaginary part v=-y/(xx+yy). Points approaching infinity will go to zero inside the unit circle!

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### Where you use complex number?

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I suggest you read the Wikipedia article con complex numbers, specifically the section "Applications". One example is electrical engineering: in the case of AC, it helps to express all voltages, currents and impedances (equivalent of resistances) as complex numbers.

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### What is the relation of complex numbers to real numbers?

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### Could anyone list numbers not in the set of complex numbers?

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