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Q1: TUT 5301

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Victor Ivrii:
Show that the two lines $\Re(az + b) = 0$ and $\Re(cz + d) = 0$ are perpendicular if and only if $\Re(a\bar{c}) = 0$.

Vedant Shah:
Let the lines $Re(a+ib)=0$ and $Re(c+id)=0$ be perpendicular.
From section 1.2: Let $a = A+iB$ and $c= C+iD$. Then the lines are $Ax-By+Re(b)=0$ and $Cx-Dy+Re(d)=0$
Setting the slope of the first equal to the negative reciprocal of the other we get: $\frac{A}{B} = - \frac{D}{C} \iff AC=-BD$
Finally, $Re(a \bar{c}) = Re[(A+iB)(C-iD)]=AC+BD=-BD+BD=0$