Within the world of complex numbers, the 'imaginary' value, i is used to represent the square root of -1.
A Complex Number is composed of a real number combined with an imaginary number.
E.g. The complex number, z, is written as
The Excel Complex function takes two arguments, representing the real and the imaginary coefficients of a complex number, and from these, creates a complex number.
The format of the function is:
where the arguments are as shown in the table below:
|real_num||-||The real component of the complex number.|
|i_num||-||The imaginary component of the complex number.|
|[suffix]||-||[suffix] argument takes on the default value "i".If omitted, the|
In the examples below, the Complex function is used to create different complex numbers in Excel.
Further examples of the Excel Complex function can be found on the Microsoft Office website.
If you get an error from your Excel Complex function this is likely to be the #VALUE! error: