Absolute Value  

Robert P. Munafo, 2012 Apr 24.

Definition : math. The distance from the origin of a point a + bi, given by the formula sqrt( a2 + b2 ).

The absolute value is also called the magnitude of a complex number, or sometimes it is called the "radius" in reference to the polar coordinate system.

revisions: 19981207 oldest on record; 20120424 synonym "magnitude"

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2020.     Mu-ency index

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