IMARGUMENTfunction returns the argument corresponding to the given number in a complex number in rectangular form.
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IMARGUMENTformula not working?
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IMARGUMENT formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
- number (required):
A number between 1 and 2 specifying which argument to return. If number is not an integer, it is truncated.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
IMARGUMENTformula in Google Sheets.
Extract the real part of a complex number
To extract the real part of a complex number in rectangular form, use
IMARGUMENT with number set to 1.
Extract the imaginary part of a complex number
To extract the imaginary part of a complex number in rectangular form, use
IMARGUMENT with number set to 2.
Calculate the argument of a complex number
To calculate the argument of a complex number in rectangular form, use
IMARGUMENT with number set to 1 and the imaginary part of the complex number divided by the real part.
IMARGUMENTnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
IMARGUMENTGoogle Sheets Formula:
Incorrectly entering the argument
Make sure to provide the correct syntax and argument to the function, otherwise it will return an error.
Using non-complex numbers
IMARGUMENT function can only be used with complex numbers in x + yi or x + yj text notation.
The following functions are similar to
IMARGUMENT or are often used with it in a formula:
Returns the real coefficient of a complex number in x+yi or x+yj text format.
IMAGINARYfunction in Google Sheets returns the imaginary coefficient of a given complex number. The imaginary coefficient is the part of the complex number that is multiplied by the imaginary unit. This function is often used in engineering and scientific applications that involve complex numbers.
IMABSfunction returns the absolute value (modulus) of a complex number. This is useful when working with complex numbers in engineering or scientific calculations.
IMCONJUGATEformula returns the complex conjugate of a given complex number. This formula is commonly used in engineering and physics calculations involving complex numbers.
You can learn more about the
IMARGUMENT Google Sheets function on Google Support.