DeMoivre's theorem


De·​Moi·​vre's theorem di-ˈmȯi-vərz- How to pronounce DeMoivre's theorem (audio) -ˈmwäv(-rə)z- How to pronounce DeMoivre's theorem (audio)
: a theorem of complex numbers: the nth power of a complex number has for its absolute value and its argument respectively the nth power of the absolute value and n times the argument of the complex number

Word History


Abraham De Moivre †1754 French mathematician

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of DeMoivre's theorem was in 1840

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“DeMoivre's theorem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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