Wow, this ETO section is a little dusty.....

*gets out duster...*

Right has anyone used Microsoft Maths for working out complex numbers? What im trying to do is figure out just how to change from polar to rectangular form and for some reason I cant get it to work.

I cant figure out the right syntax to go in there ive tried:

(Converting polar to rec)

toRect(3, (20i)) and it gives me 60i (which is simply the product) or it gives me a wierd exponential where its to the power pi over something... where as on my trusty casio I get for the same numbers X= 2.81 Y= 1.02

For going the other way its the same story, with another caveat it only coverts the angle in radians which isnt really a problem but i cant get a sensible answer at the moment. This is just a test run to use the complex number part so i can use it to check my workings in my assignments but so far....EPIC FAIL.

I'd appreciate any advice from anyone who has experience with the Maths pacakge from microsoft.

(BTW as i said those numbers are a test run, not in any way related to my actual work I just wanted some extra assurance when i check my work!).

*gets out duster...*

Right has anyone used Microsoft Maths for working out complex numbers? What im trying to do is figure out just how to change from polar to rectangular form and for some reason I cant get it to work.

I cant figure out the right syntax to go in there ive tried:

(Converting polar to rec)

toRect(3, (20i)) and it gives me 60i (which is simply the product) or it gives me a wierd exponential where its to the power pi over something... where as on my trusty casio I get for the same numbers X= 2.81 Y= 1.02

For going the other way its the same story, with another caveat it only coverts the angle in radians which isnt really a problem but i cant get a sensible answer at the moment. This is just a test run to use the complex number part so i can use it to check my workings in my assignments but so far....EPIC FAIL.

I'd appreciate any advice from anyone who has experience with the Maths pacakge from microsoft.

(BTW as i said those numbers are a test run, not in any way related to my actual work I just wanted some extra assurance when i check my work!).

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