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Powers and Roots of Complex Numbers

Published on 02/12/2004

Activity Overview

Complex numbers can be represented graphically using parametric equations. The roots of complex numbers, including the roots of unity, can be represented graphically using De Moivre's theorem and parametric equations.

Before the Activity

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During the Activity

Complex numbers can be represented graphically using parametric equations. The roots of complex numbers, including the roots of unity, can be represented graphically using De Moivre's theorem and parametric equations.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary