The Excel IMLOG2 Function

Related Function:
IMLOG10 Function

Basic Description

The Excel Imlog2 function calculates the base 2 logarithm of a supplied complex number.

The syntax of the function is:

IMLOG2( inumber )

where the inumber argument is the complex number that you want the base 2 logarithm of.


Excel Imlog2 Function Examples

In the example spreadsheets below, the Excel Imlog2 function is used find the base 2 logarithm of five different complex numbers.

 Formulas:
 A
1=IMLOG2( "5+2i" )
2=IMLOG2( "2-i" )
3=IMLOG2( 6 )
4=IMLOG2( "3i" )
5=IMLOG2( "4+i" )
 Results:
 A
12.42899049756379+0.548954663286635i
21.16096404744368-0.668902106225488i
32.58496250072116
41.58496250072116+2.2661800709136i
52.04373142062517+0.353429502416735i

Note that, in the above example spreadsheet, the integer 6, used in cell B3, is equal to the complex number 6+0i.


Further details of the Excel Imlog2 function are provided on the Microsoft Office website.


Imlog2 Function Errors

If you get an error from the Excel Imlog2 Function, this is likely to be one of the following:

Common Errors
#NUM!-Occurs if the supplied inumber argument is not recognised as a complex number.
#VALUE!-Occurs if the supplied inumber argument is a logical value.