Stitz-Zeager_College_Algebra_e-book

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Unformatted text preview: plane • |z | ≥ 0 and |z | = 0 if and only if z = 0 • |z | = Re(z )2 + Im(z )2 • Product Rule: |zw| = |z ||w| • Power Rule: |z n | = |z |n for all natural numbers, n • Quotient Rule: z |z | = , provided w = 0 w |w| To prove the first three properties in Theorem 11.14, suppose z = a + bi where a and b are real numbers. To determine |z |, we find a polar representation (r, θ) with r ≥ 0 for the point (a, b). √ From Section 11.4, we know r2 = a2 + b2 so that r = ± a2 + b2 . Since we require r ≥ 0, then it √ √ must be that r = a2 + b2 , which means |z | = a2 + b2 . Using the distance formula, we find the 11.7 Polar Form of Complex Numbers 845 √ distance from (0, 0) to (a, b) is also a2 + b2 , establishing the first property.7 The second property follows from the first. Since |z | is a distance, |z | ≥ 0. Furthermore, |z | = 0 if and only if the distance from z to 0 is 0, and the latter happens if and only if z = 0.8 For the third property, we √ note that, by definition, a = Re(z ) and b = Im(z ), so z = a2 + b2 = Re(z )2 + Im(z )2 . To prove the product rule, suppose z = a + bi and...
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