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MAT3342020F => MAT334Lectures & Home Assignments => Chapter 1 => Topic started by: Jessica Long on September 22, 2020, 10:44:50 PM

The question: Let z_{1} and z_{2} be distinct complex numbers. Show that the locus of points z={tz_{1}+(1−t)z_{2},−∞<t<∞}, describes the line through z_{1} and z_{2}. The values $01 give the line segment joining z_{1} and z2.
I have an intuitive understanding of why the locus is a line, as it is similar to the description of a line through two points in R^2. However, I'm not sure how to prove this holds in C. Should I be trying to express it as one of the equations for line in C, such as Re(n̄z) = C or w̄z + wz̄ = r?

You ca refer to the fact that straight lines in $\mathbb{C}$ are also straight lines in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and conversely