Students start with the familiar real number line and basic geometry to develop a deeper understanding of circle equations on the complex plane.
Understand circle equations on the complex plane both algebraically and geometrically.
- Argand Plane
- Cartesian Plane
About the Lesson
The lesson starts in familiar territory, the real number line. What numbers are 3 units away from the number 2? From here this question translates to “What imaginary numbers are 3 units away from z = 2? The simple algebraic translation is followed by a geometric representation, sample questions and then finally a more challenging problem to solve.