# IMABS

The `IMABS` function returns the absolute value (modulus) of a complex number. This is useful when working with complex numbers in engineering or scientific calculations.

## Usage

Use the `IMABS` formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:

Parameters:
1. number (required):
The complex number for which to calculate the absolute value.

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the `IMABS` formula in Google Sheets.

### Calculating the magnitude of a complex number

The `IMABS` function can be used to calculate the magnitude of a complex number in engineering or scientific calculations.

### Normalizing a complex number

The `IMABS` function can be used to normalize a complex number, which involves dividing each component of the complex number by its magnitude, resulting in a complex number with a magnitude of 1.

### Determining the distance between two complex numbers

The `IMABS` function can be used to determine the distance between two complex numbers in engineering or scientific calculations.

## Common Mistakes

`IMABS` not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `IMABS` Google Sheets Formula:

### Not providing a number argument

One common mistake is not providing a number argument to the IMABS formula. This will result in an error message. Make sure to provide a valid number as the argument.

### Providing a non-numeric argument

Another common mistake is providing a non-numeric argument to the IMABS formula. This will result in an error message. Make sure to provide a valid number as the argument.

### Misusing the function

Users may mistakenly use the IMABS formula when they meant to use another formula. Make sure you understand the purpose of the formula and how it works before using it.

The following functions are similar to `IMABS` or are often used with it in a formula:

• `IMARGUMENT`

The `IMARGUMENT` function returns the argument corresponding to the given number in a complex number in rectangular form.

• `IMCONJUGATE`

The `IMCONJUGATE` formula returns the complex conjugate of a given complex number. This formula is commonly used in engineering and physics calculations involving complex numbers.

• `IMEXP`

The `IMEXP` function returns the exponential of a complex number in rectangular form. It takes one argument which is the exponent (power) to which the complex number is raised. This function is commonly used in engineering and mathematical calculations involving complex numbers.

You can learn more about the `IMABS` Google Sheets function on Google Support.