IMPRODUCTfunction in Google Sheets returns the product of multiple complex numbers. It takes in one or more complex numbers as input arguments and calculates their product. Complex numbers must be entered in the format a+bi, where a is the real part and b is the imaginary part. This function is commonly used in engineering and scientific applications.
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IMPRODUCT formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter and 1 optional parameter:
- factor1 (required):
The first complex number or range of complex numbers to be multiplied.
- factor2, ... (optional):
Optional. Additional complex numbers or ranges of complex numbers to be multiplied.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
IMPRODUCTformula in Google Sheets.
Multiplying two complex numbers
To multiply two complex numbers, simply enter them as the arguments to the
Multiplying a range of complex numbers
To multiply a range of complex numbers, enter the range as the argument to the
In electrical engineering, the
IMPRODUCT function can be used to calculate the impedance of a circuit. The complex numbers represent the resistance and reactance of the circuit components.
IMPRODUCTnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
IMPRODUCTGoogle Sheets Formula:
Incorrect number of arguments
One of the most common mistakes is providing an incorrect number of arguments to the IMPRODUCT formula. Make sure you specify at least one factor and separate multiple factors with commas.
Invalid data type
IMPRODUCT only works with numerical values. If you provide a non-numerical value as an argument, the formula will return an error. Double-check that all of your arguments are numerical values.
Using a range reference
IMPRODUCT doesn't work with range references. If you need to calculate the product of a range of cells, you can use the PRODUCT formula instead.
Forgetting to close parentheses
Make sure you close all of the parentheses in your formula. Forgetting to close a parentheses can cause the formula to return an error.
Using a blank cell reference
If one of the arguments for IMPRODUCT is a blank cell, the formula will return 0. Make sure you're not accidentally referencing a blank cell in your formula.
The following functions are similar to
IMPRODUCT or are often used with it in a formula:
IMSUMfunction returns the sum of complex numbers. It can take up to 255 complex number arguments. It is commonly used in engineering and scientific applications where complex numbers are used.
IMABSfunction returns the absolute value (modulus) of a complex number. This is useful when working with complex numbers in engineering or scientific calculations.
IMARGUMENTfunction returns the argument corresponding to the given number in a complex number in rectangular form.
You can learn more about the
IMPRODUCT Google Sheets function on Google Support.