Re: HP 35s polar/rectangular conversion Message #3 Posted by Dieter on 28 Nov 2013, 12:44 p.m., in response to message #1 by CD Dodds
The 35s has no commands to split a complex number into its real and imaginary part. However, polar coordinates are easy:
Convert (3; 4) to polar coordinates
3 i 4
[DISPLAY] .0 => 5,0000 (theta) 53,1301
or the other way (polar to rectangular)
5 (theta) 53,1301
[DISPLAY] 9 => 3,0000 i 4,0000
Both display options represent the same number.
To obtain distance and angle (in either display mode):
[ABS] => 5,0000 ' distance
LastX [ARG] => 53,1301 ' angle
Getting the rectangular coordinates 3 and 4 from this is a bit tricky, though. ;)
Dieter
Edited: 28 Nov 2013, 12:50 p.m.
