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polar form

[′pō·lər ′fȯrm]
(mathematics)
A complex number x + iy has as polar form re i θ, where (r,θ) are the polar coordinates corresponding to the point of the plane with rectangular coordinates (x,y), that is, r = √(x 2+ y 2) and θ = arc tan y / x.
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