Posted by TP on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 2:44am.
Could someone help me with this question
Write in polar form : sinx  i cosx
I've come up to this point, and it's wrong, can't someone please help?
=sin(pie/2x)icos(pie/2x)
=cosxisinx
=cis(x)
But the answer is cis(xpie/2)

Maths  Reiny, Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 8:19am
almost
sinx = cos(pi/2  x) and cosx = sin(pi/2  x)
that is, the sine of any angle equals the cosine of its compliment.
so sinx  i cosx
= cos(pi/2  x)  i sin(pi/2  x)
= cis(pi/2  x)
this webpage has some good examples with simple diagrams to show your topic
http://www.intmath.com/Complexnumbers/4_Polarform.php
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