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Notes to teachers and students:

When we teach complex numbers to beginning engineering students, we encourage a geometrical picture supported by an algebraic structure . Every algebraic manipulation carried out in a lecture is accompanied by a care-fully drawn picture in order to fix the idea that geometry and algebra gohand-in-glove to complete our understanding of complex numbers. We assign essentially every problem for homework.

We use the MATLAB programs in this chapter to illustrate the theory of complex numbers and to develop skill with the MATLAB language. The numerical experiment introduces students to the basic quadratic equation of electrical and computer engineering and shows how the roots ofthis quadratic equation depend on the coefficients of the equation.

“Representing Complex Numbers in a Vector Space,” is a little demanding for freshmen but easily accessible to sophomores. It may becovered for additional insight, skipped without consequence, or covered after Chapter 4 . “An Electric Field Computation,” is well beyond most freshmen, and it is demanding for sophomores. Nonetheless, an expertin electromagnetics might want to cover the section "An electric Field Computation" for the insight it brings to the use of complex numbers for representing two-dimensional real quantities.

Introduction

It is hard to overestimate the value of complex numbers. They first arose in the study of roots for quadratic equations. But, as with so manyother great discoveries, complex numbers have found widespread application well outside their original domain of discovery. They are now used throughoutmathematics, applied science, and engineering to represent the harmonic nature of vibrating systems and oscillating fields. For example, complex numbers may be used to study

  1. traveling waves on a sea surface;
  2. standing waves on a violin string;
  3. the pure tone of a Kurzweil piano;
  4. the acoustic field in a concert hall;
  5. the light of a He-Ne laser;
  6. the electromagnetic field in a light show;
  7. the vibrations in a robot arm;
  8. the oscillations of a suspension system;
  9. the carrier signal used to transmit AM or FM radio;
  10. the carrier signal used to transmit digital data over telephone lines; and
  11. the 60 Hz signal used to deliver power to a home.

In this chapter we develop the algebra and geometry of complex numbers. In Chapter 3 we will show how complex numbers are used to build phasor representations of power and communication signals.

Questions & Answers

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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
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Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
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Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
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sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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