       Re: Real coefficients in complex numbers

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• Subject: [mg15799] Re: [mg15734] Real coefficients in complex numbers
• From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>
• Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 02:04:15 -0500 (EST)
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```On Fri, Feb 5, 1999, Gnalle <GNALLE at MMF.ruc.dk> wrote:

>If you are calculations with complex numbers: a + I b How do you state
>that a and b are real? For example I might want to calculate the real
>part of
>
>a + 1/(b + 1/(1/I c + d)) ; Where a,b,c,d are real
>
>Can this be done in a nice way. (Yes, I do know how to do the
>calculation by hand)
>
>
>--
>
>			Niels Langager Ellegaard
>			'http://mmf.ruc.dk/~gnalle/'

In:=
Simplify[ComplexExpand[Re[a + 1/(b + 1/(1/I c + d))],
TargetFunctions->{Im,Re}]]

2    2                    2   2    2
d + b (c  + d ) + a (1 + 2 b d + b  (c  + d ))
Out= ----------------------------------------------
2   2    2
1 + 2 b d + b  (c  + d )
Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University
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```

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