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Complex numbers

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You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This free course gives an accessible introduction to complex numbers, which are very important in science and technology, as well as mathematics. The course includes definitions, concepts and techniques which will be very helpful and interesting to a wide variety of people with a reasonable background in algebra and trigonometry.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • perform basic algebraic manipulation with complex numbers
  • understand the geometric interpretation of complex numbers
  • know methods of finding the nth roots of complex numbers and the solutions of simple polynomial equations.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 20 hours
  • Updated Tuesday 15th March 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under Mathematics
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Complex numbers

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You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This course gives an accessible introduction to complex numbers, which are very important in science and technology, as well as mathematics. The course includes definitions, concepts and techniques which will be very helpful and interesting to a wide variety of people with a reasonable background in algebra and trigonometry.

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