Conjugation on the HP35s Message #1 Posted by Karl Schneider on 11 Aug 2007, 5:27 a.m.
As many of us know, the HP35s offers easy entry of new complex numbers from the keyboard, but is missing basic functionality for manipulating or dissassembling complex numbers, or for assembling them from previouslyobtained values.
Here's a reasonable workaround for the complexconjugate function (i.e., negation of the imaginary component):
The product of a complex number and its conjugate is its magnitude squared,
ZZ^{*} = Z^{2}
So, Z^{*} = Z^{2} / Z
With a complex number in the xregister,
ENTER
ABS
x^{2}
x<>y
/
will give its complex conjugate.
Edited: 11 Aug 2007, 5:50 a.m.
