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Re: Easy way to simplify expr to a+bi?

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  • Subject: [mg26284] Re: [mg26245] Easy way to simplify expr to a+bi?
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 00:19:56 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Try

In[1]:=
ComplexExpand[z, TargetFunctions -> {Re, Im}]

It works very nicely.

Tomas Garza
Mexico City

 Christopher R. Carlen <crcarle at sandia.gov> wrote:

> I often encounter complex expressions such as:
>
> Z = 1/( 1/R1 + 1/( R2 + I w L ) + I w C )
>
> which I want to simplify to the form of
>
> Z = a + b I 
>
> so I can answer various questions about the behavior of either a or b 


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