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IEVref: | 102-02-14 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | conjugate | ||

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Definition: | complex number obtained from a given complex number by replacing the imaginary part by its negative Note 1 to entry: The conjugate of the complex number $c=a+jb=\left|c\right|{e}^{j\phi}$ is $c*=a-jb=\left|c\right|{e}^{-j\phi}$. In mathematics, the conjugate of Note 2 to entry: The concept of conjugate 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 conjugate of the complex number $c=a+jb=\left|c\right|{e}^{j\phi}$ is $c*=a-jb=\left|c\right|{e}^{-j\phi}$. In mathematics, the conjugate of *c* is often denoted by $\overline{c}$.

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