z = 6i / (4+3i)


Rectangular form:
z = 0.72+0.96i

Angle notation (phasor):
z = 1.2 ∠ 53°7'48″

Polar form:
z = 1.2 × (cos 53°7'48″ + i sin 53°7'48″)

Exponential form:
z = 1.2 × ei 0.2951672

Polar coordinates:
r = |z| = 1.2 ... magnitude (modulus, absolute value)
θ = arg z = 53.1301° = 53°7'48″ = 0.2951672π ... angle (argument or phase)

Cartesian coordinates:
Real part: Re z = x = 0.72
Imaginary part: Im z = y = 0.96

Calculation steps

  1. Divide: 6i / (4+3i) = 6i4+3i = 6i*(4-3i)(4+3i)*(4-3i) = + 6i * 4 + 6i * (-3i) = +24i-18i2 = +24i+18 = + 18 +i(0 + 24)25 = 18+24i25 = 0.72+0.96i
    alternative steps
    6 × ei π/2 : 5 × ei 0.2048328 = (6 / 5) × ei (π/2-0.2048328) = 1.2 × ei 0.2951672 = 0.72+0.96i

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This calculator does basic arithmetic on complex numbers and evaluates expressions in the set of complex numbers. As imaginary unit use i or j (in electrical engineering) which satisfies basic equation i2 = −1 or j2 = −1. The calculator also provides conversion of a complex number into angle notation (phasor notation), exponential or polar coordinates (magnitude and angle). Enter expression with complex numbers like 5*(1+i)(-2-5i)^2

Complex numbers in the angle notation or phasor (polar coordinates r, θ) may you write as rLθ where r is magnitude/amplitude/radius, and θ is angle (phase) in degrees, for example, 5L65 which is same as 5*cis(65°).
Example of multiplication of two imaginary numbers in the angle/polar/phasor notation: 10L45 * 3L90.

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Basic operations with complex numbers

We hope that work with the complex number is quite easy because you can work with imaginary unit i as a variable. And use definition i2 = -1 to simplify complex expressions. Many operations are the same as operations with two-dimensional vectors.


Very simple, add up the real parts (without i) and add up the imaginary parts (with i):
This is equal to use rule: (a+bi)+(c+di) = (a+c) + (b+d)i

(1+i) + (6-5i) = 7-4i
12 + 6-5i = 18-5i
(10-5i) + (-5+5i) = 5


Again very simple, subtract the real parts and subtract the imaginary parts (with i):
This is equal to use rule: (a+bi)+(c+di) = (a-c) + (b-d)i

(1+i) - (3-5i) = -2+6i
-1/2 - (6-5i) = -6.5+5i
(10-5i) - (-5+5i) = 15-10i


To multiply two complex number use distributive law, avoid binomials and apply i2 = -1.
This is equal to use rule: (a+bi)(c+di) = (ac-bd) + (ad+bc)i

(1+i) (3+5i) = 1*3+1*5i+i*3+i*5i = 3+5i+3i-5 = -2+8i
-1/2 * (6-5i) = -3+2.5i
(10-5i) * (-5+5i) = -25+75i


Division of two complex number is based on avoid imaginary unit i from denominator. This can be done only via i2 = -1. If denominator is c+di, to make it without i (or make it real), just multiply with conjugate c-di:

(c+di)(c-di) = c2+d2

 fraction{a+bi}{c+di} = fraction{(a+bi)(c-di)}{(c+di)(c-di)} = fraction{ac+bd+i(bc-ad)}{c**2+d**2} = fraction{ac+bd}{c**2+d**2}+ fraction{bc-ad}{c**2+d**2} i ; ;

(10-5i) / (1+i) = 2.5-7.5i
-3 / (2-i) = -1.2-0.6i
6i / (4+3i) = 0.72+0.96i

Absolute value or modulus

Absolute value or modulus is distance of image of complex number from origin in plane. That use Pythagorean theorem, just as case of 2D vector. Very simple, see examples: |3+4i| = 5
|1-i| = 1.4142135623731
|6i| = 6
abs(2+5i) = 5.3851648071345

Square root

Square root of complex number (a+bi) is z, if z2 = (a+bi). Here ends simplicity. Because of the fundamental theorem of algebra, you will always have two different square roots for a given number. If you want to find out the possible values, the easiest way is probably to go with De Moivre's formula. Here our calculator is on edge, because square root is not a well defined function on complex number. We calculate all complex roots from any number - even in expressions:

sqrt(9i) = 2.12132034+2.12132034i
sqrt(10-6i) = 3.29104116-0.91156563i
pow(-32,1/5)/5 = -0.4
pow(1+2i,1/3)*sqrt(4) = 2.43923302+0.94342254i
pow(-5i,1/8)*pow(8,1/3) = 2.39869586-0.47713027i

Square, power, complex exponentiation

Yes, our calculator can power any complex number to any integer (positive, negative), real or even complex number. In another words, we calculate 'complex number to a complex power' or 'complex number raised to a power'...
Famous example:
i**i = e**{- pi/2} ; ;
i^2 = -1
i^61 = i
(6-2i)^6 = -22528-59904i
(6-i)^4.5 = 2486.13779853-2284.55578905i
(6-5i)^(-3+32i) = 2929449.0670531-9022199.6661184i
i^i = 0.20787957635076
pow(1+i,3) = -2+2i


Square Root of a value or expression.
sine of a value or expression. Autodetect radians/degrees.
cosine of a value or expression. Autodetect radians/degrees.
tangent of a value or expression. Autodetect radians/degrees.
e (the Euler Constant) raised to the power of a value or expression
Power one complex number to another integer/real/comple number
The natural logarithm of a value or expression
The base-10 logarithm of a value or expression
abs or |1+i|
Absolute value of a value or expression
is less known notation: cis(x) = cos(x)+ i sin(x); example: cis (pi/2) + 3 = 3+i
conjugate of complex number - example: conj(4i+5) = 5-4i


cube root: cuberoot(1-27i)
roots of Complex Numbers: pow(1+i,1/7)
phase, complex number angle: phase(1+i)
cis form complex numbers: 5*cis(45°)
Polar form of complex numbers: 10L60
complex conjugate: conj(4+5i)