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IEVref: | 102-02-12 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | imaginary part | ||

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Definition: | the part b of a complex number $c=a+jb$, where a and b are real numbersNote 1 to entry: The imaginary part of a complex number Note 2 to entry: The concept of imaginary part may be applied to complex scalar, vector or tensor quantities or to matrices of complex elements. | ||

Publication date: | 2008-08 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO | ||

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Note 1 to entry: The imaginary part of a complex number *c* is denoted by $\text{I}m\text{\hspace{0.17em}}c$ (where I is an uppercase i) or sometimes by *c*″ in electrotechnology.

Note 2 to entry: The concept of imaginary part may be applied to complex scalar, vector or tensor quantities or to matrices of complex elements.