j

Synopsis

Push the symbolic constant 'j' on the stack

Stack Diagram

Input Stack Output Stack
j
Level 1 Level 1

 Type Analytic Function Parallel list processing Group 1 Affected by flags None

Description

The j function pushes on the stack a symbolic representation of the imaginary unit $j=\sqrt{-1}$.

j provides a convenient alias of i for those applications where the latter might be confused with the i variable (usually Electronics).

Application of the →NUM operator returns the complex number (0,1) in rectangular format.

Compatibility

This command is new in newRPL and does not exist in userRPL.

Usage

The following program

« 6 SETPREC
j DUP
→NUM
»

will result in

2:                             j
1:                         (0,1)
……………………………………………………………………………………

Related Commands

Command Short Description
π
і
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ј
• manual/chapter6/constants/cmd_jconst.txt