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Min Gyu Woo

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Textbook error?
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:41:21 PM »
At the bottom of the page 19, it states that

Re$[(\overline{z - i\alpha})(z-s)]=0$

to show that the two segments are perpendicular.

However, on the next page it continues the proof by writing

$2$Re$[(\overline{z - i\alpha})(z-s)]=0$

Where did the $2$ come from?

Zhiyuan Cheng

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Re: Textbook error?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 01:31:24 PM »
They multiplied both sides by 2 so that there won't be tons of 1/2 in the calculation.