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RE: displaying images in the complex plane

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  • Subject: [mg45885] RE: [mg45873] displaying images in the complex plane
  • From: "Florian Jaccard" <florian.jaccard at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 05:34:30 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: <florian.jaccard at>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hello Nathan,

I have been explained the following way :

You grid the Gaussian space and look to what the points are transformed :

Clear[des, f];
des[f_, {xmin_, xmax_}, {ymin_, ymax_}] :=
  Module[{gr, x, y, lv, lh},
   gr = Table[{Re[f[x + I*y]], Im[f[x + I*y]]},
      {x, xmin, xmax, (xmax - xmin)/20},
      {y, ymin, ymax, (ymax - ymin)/20}];
    lv = Line /@ gr; lh = Line /@ Transpose[gr];
    Show[Graphics[{lv, lh}, AspectRatio ->
       Automatic]]; ]

You can try it on your example :

des[Tan[#1] & , {-(Pi/2) + 0.1, Pi/2 - 0.1},
  {-(Pi/2) + 0.1, Pi/2 - 0.1}]

Meilleures salutations

Florian Jaccard
University of Applied Sciences
Le Locle

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Nathan Moore [mailto:nmoore at]
Envoyé : mer., 28. janvier 2004 11:19
À : mathgroup at
Objet : [mg45873] displaying images in the complex plane

Does any body have a favorite way of showing images in the complex
plane?  Suppose I want to represent the function Tan[z], where z = a +
bi, how would you display that image if you were trying to explain the
complex plane to your students?

Nathan Moore
University of Minnesota Physics

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