Students will be able to
- recognize that the complex numbers are an extension of the real numbers, including solutions to equations of the form , and solve such equations,
- recall the definition of , that is, ,
- evaluate square roots of negative numbers, for example, ,
- understand that a complex number is a number that is formed of a complex of two parts: a real part and an imaginary part,
- identify the real and imaginary parts of a complex number,
Students should already be familiar with
- the real numbers,
- how to evaluate square roots,
- how to solve and graph quadratic equations.
Students will not cover
- operations on complex numbers.