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3.1 question 8

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**Yan Zhou**:

$$2z^4 - 2iz^3 + z^2 + 2iz -1$$

find roots for upper half line.

http://forum.math.toronto.edu/index.php?topic=1591.0

here is the link for previous quiz solution.

But I do not get why argf(x) changes -2$\pi$

I tried to analyze the change sign for both Im(f) and Re(f), This is what I got:

x<-1, Im(f) > 0

-1<x<0, Im(f) <0

0<x<1, Im(f) >0

x>1,Im(f) <0

for real part:

x<-$\frac{1}{2}$ ,Re(f) > 0

-$\frac{1}{2} $< x < $\frac{1}{2}$, Re(f) < 0

x > $\frac{1}{2}$, Re(f) > 0

Then first, f moves from first quadrant to third quadrant through second quadrant, then f moves back to first quadrant through second quadrant and f ends up in fourth quadrant. Therefore, I think arg(f) changes at most $-\pi$.

Can anyone help figure out which part is wrong?

Thank you!

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