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Complex numbers


Is there a way to calculate the real or imaginary part of a complex
expression symbolically (assuming real numbers as parameters) like:

Re[x + I y] = x

The standard Re function doesn't seem to allow that. Maybe some
extensions exist?

Wouter Dobbelaere

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