Re: Absolute Value of Complex Numbers

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg35216] Re: [mg35196] Absolute Value of Complex Numbers*From*: Hugh Walker <hwalker at gvtc.com>*Date*: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 02:13:09 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Monday, July 1, 2002, at 02:34 AM, Kyle Davis wrote: > Abs[2 Exp[3 * i]] > answer = 2 > > Abs[2 Exp[k * i]] > answer = 2 Exp[-Im[k]] > > Isn't the second answer supposed to be the same with the first one, > regardless with the value of k? How do I make the second calculation > give me > the right answer? Not if k is complex. ============ Hugh Walker Gnarly Oaks