IMABS
TheIMABS
function returns the absolute value (modulus) of a complex number. This is useful when working with complex numbers in engineering or scientific calculations.
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Usage
Use the IMABS
formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
 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 theIMABS
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 nonnumeric argument
Another common mistake is providing a nonnumeric 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.
Related Formulas
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.
Learn More
You can learn more about the IMABS
Google Sheets function on Google Support.