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Type and property representing complex numbers

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testtype(obj, Type::Complex)
assume(x, Type::Complex)
is(ex, Type::Complex)


Type::Complex represents complex numbers. This type can also be used as a property to mark identifiers as complex numbers.

The call testtype(obj, Type::Complex) checks, whether obj is a complex number and returns TRUE, if it holds, otherwise FALSE.

testtype only performs a syntactical test identifying MuPAD® objects of type DOM_INT, DOM_RAT, DOM_FLOAT and DOM_COMPLEX. This does not include arithmetical expressions such as exp(1), which are not identified as of type Type::Complex.

The call assume(x, Type::Complex) marks the identifier x as a complex number.

The call is(ex, Type::Complex) derives, whether the expression ex is a complex number (or this property can be derived).

This type represents a property that can be used in assume and is.


Example 1

The following numbers are of type Type::Complex:

testtype(2, Type::Complex),
testtype(3/4, Type::Complex),
testtype(0.123, Type::Complex),
testtype(1 + I/3, Type::Complex),
testtype(1.0 + 2.0*I, Type::Complex)

The following expressions are exact representations of complex numbers. Syntactically, however, they are not of type Type::Complex:

testtype(exp(3), Type::Complex),
testtype(PI^2 + 5, Type::Complex),
testtype(sin(2) + PI*I, Type::Complex)

Example 2

Identifiers may be assumed to represent a complex number:

assume(x, Type::Complex): is(x, Type::Complex)

The real numbers are a subset of the complex numbers:

assume(x, Type::Real): is(x, Type::Complex)

Without further information, it cannot be decided whether a complex number is real:

assume(x, Type::Complex): is(x, Type::Real)




Any MuPAD object


An identifier


An arithmetical expression

Return Values

See assume, is and testtype

See Also

MuPAD Functions

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