Definition:Conjugate Angles

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Definition

The conjugate of an angle $\theta$ is the angle $\phi$ such that:

$\theta + \phi = 2 \pi$

where $\theta$ and $\pi$ are expressed in radians.

That is, it is the angle that makes the given angle equal to a full angle.


Equivalently, the conjugate of an angle $\theta$ is the angle $\phi$ such that:

$\theta + \phi = 360 \degrees$

where $\theta$ and $\pi$ are expressed in degrees.


Thus, conjugate angles are two angles whose measures add up to the measure of $4$ right angles.

That is, their measurements add up to $360$ degrees or $2 \pi$ radians.


Also known as

The angle $2 \pi - \theta$ is also known as the explement or explementary angle of (or for, or to) $\theta$.


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