# Complex

Works with complex numbers where each component is of some specified type

## Definition

The**complex**template class is defined in the standard header <complex>, and in the nonstandard backward-compatibility header

**<complex.h>**.

namespace std { template <class T> class complex; }The template parameter

`T`

is used as the scalar type of both the real and the imaginary parts of the complex number.## Description

The template class`std::complex`

operates on complex numbers.
A **complex number**is a number which can be put in the form

`a + bi`

, where `a`

and `b`

are **real numbers**and

`i`

is called the **imaginary unit**, where

## Complex Numbers Operations

**Create, Copy, and Assign Operations**

Operation | Effect |
---|---|

complex c | Creates a complex number with 0 as the real part and 0 as the imaginary part |

complex c(1.1) | Creates a complex number with 1.1 as the real part and 0 as the imaginary part |

complex c(1.1,2.2) | Creates a complex number with 1.1 as the real part and 1.2 as the imaginary part |

complex c1(c2) | Creates `c1` as a copy of `c2` |

polar (2. 2) | Creates a temporary complex number from polar coordinates (2.2 as magnitude rho and 0 as phase angle theta) |

polar (2. 2, 0.77) | Creates a temporary complex number from polar coordinates (2.2 as magnitude rho and 0.77 as phase angle theta) |

conj (c) | Creates a temporary complex number that is the conjugated complex number of `c` |

c1 = c2 | Assigns the values of `c2` to `c1` |

c1 += c2 | Adds the value of `c2` to `c1` |

c1 -= c2 | Subtracts the value of `c2` from `c1` |

c1 *= c2 | Multiplies the value of `c2` by `c1` |

c1 /= c2 | Divides the value of `c2` into `c1` |

**Value Access**

Operation | Effect |
---|---|

c.real() | Returns the value of the real part (member function) |

real(c) | Returns the value of the real part (global function) |

c.imag() | Returns the value of the imaginary part (member function) |

imag(c) | Returns the value of the imaginary part (global function) |

abs(c) | Returns the absolute value of `c` |

norm(c) | Returns the squared absolute value of c(c.real()^2 + c.imag()^2) |

arg(c) | Returns the angle of the polar representation of `c` |

**Comparison Operations**

Operation | Effect |
---|---|

c1 == c2 | Returns if `c1` is equal to `c2` |

c1 != c2 | Returns if `c1` differs from `c2` |

**Arithmetic Operations**

Operation | Effect |
---|---|

c1 + c2 | Returns the sum of `c1` and `c2` |

c1 - c2 | Returns the difference between `c1` and `c2` |

c1 * c2 | Returns the product of `c1` and `c2` |

c1 / c2 | Returns the quotient of `c1` and `c2` |

-c | Returns the negated value of `c` |

+ c | Returns `c` |

c1 += c2 | Same with c1 = c1 + c2 |

c1 -= c2 | Same with c1 = c1 - c2 |

c1 *= c2 | Same with c1 = c1 * c2 |

c1 /= c2 | Same with c1 = c1 / c2 |

**Input/Output Operations**

Operation | Effect |
---|---|

strm << c | Writes the complex number `c` to the ostream `strm` |

strm >> c | Reads the complex number `c` from the istream `strm` |

**Transcendental Functions**

Operation | Effect |
---|---|

pow(c1, c2) | Complex power c1^c2 |

exp(c) | Base `e` exponential of `c` (e^c) |

sqrt(c) | Square root of `c` |

log(c) | Complex natural logarithm of `c` with base `e` (`ln c` ) |

log10(c) | Complex common logarithm of `c` with base `10` (`lg c` ) |

sin(c) | Sine of `c` |

cos(c) | Cosine of `c` |

tan(c) | Tangent of `c` |

sinh(c) | Hyperbolic sine of `c` |

cosh(c) | Hyperbolic cosine of `c` |

tanh(c) | Hyperbolic tangent of `c` |

### References:

- Nicolai M. Josuttis: "The C++ Standard Library"

Example:

##### Example - Complex numbers

Problem

The following program performs some common

**operations on complex numbers**.Workings

#include <iostream> #include <complex> using namespace std; int main() { /*complex number with real and imaginary parts *-real part: 4.0 *-imaginary part: 3.0 */ complex<double> c1(4.0,3.0); /*create complex number from polar coordinates *-magnitude:5.0 *-phase angle:0.75 */ complex<float> c2(polar(5.0,0.75)); // print complex numbers with real and imaginary parts cout << "c1: " << c1 << endl; cout << "c2: " << c2 << endl; //print complex numbers as polar coordinates cout << "c1: magnitude: " << abs (c1) << " (squared magnitude: " << norm(c1) << ") " << " phase angle: " << arg(c1) << endl; cout << "c2: magnitude: " << abs(c2) << " (squared magnitude: " << norm (c2) << ") " << " phase angle: " << arg(c2) << endl; //print complex conjugates cout << "c1 conjugated: " << conj(c1) << endl; cout << "c2 conjugated: " << conj(c2) << endl; //print result of a computation cout << "4.4 + c1 * 1.8: " << 4.4 + c1 * 1.8 << endl; /*print sum of c1 and c2: *-note: different types */ cout << "c1 + c2: " << c1 + complex<double>(c2.real(),c2.imag()) << endl; // add square root of c1 to c1 and print the result cout << "c1 += sqrt(c1): " << (c1 += sqrt(c1)) << endl; return 0; }

Solution

**Output:**c1: (4,3)

c2: (3.65844,3.40819)

c1: magnitude: 5 (squared magnitude: 25) phase angle: 0.643501

c2: magnitude: 5 (squared magnitude: 25) phase angle: 0.75

c1 conjugated: (4,-3)

c2 conjugated: (3.65844,-3.40819)

4.4 + c1 * 1.8: (11.6,5.4)

c1 + c2: (7.65844,6.40819)

c1 += sqrt(c1): (6.12132,3.70711)

References

- Nicolai M. Josuttis: "The C++ Standard Library"

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