Definition:Complex Number/Real Part

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Definition

Let $z = a + i b$ be a complex number.

The real part of $z$ is the coefficient $a$.


The real part of a complex number $z$ is usually denoted on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ by $\map \Re z$ or $\Re z$.


Also denoted as

Variants of $\Re \paren z$ that can often be found are:

$\map {\mathrm {Re} } z$
$\map {\mathscr R} z$
$\map {\mathrm {re} } z$
$\map {\mathfrak R} z$


While the fraktur font is falling out of fashion, because of its cumbersome appearance and difficulty to render in longhand, its use for this application is conveniently unambiguous.


Also see

  • Results about imaginary parts can be found here.


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