IMARGUMENT

Returns the argument Theta (theta), an angle expressed in radians, such that:

Equation

If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install and load the Analysis ToolPak add-in.

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  1. On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
  2. In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click OK.
  3. If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.

Syntax

IMARGUMENT(inumber)

Inumber     is a complex number for which you want the argument Theta.

Remarks

  • Use COMPLEX to convert real and imaginary coefficients into a complex number.
  • IMARGUMENT is calculated as follows:

Equation

where:

Equation  and

z = x + yi

Example

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Formula Description (Result)
=IMARGUMENT("3+4i") Theta argument of 3+4i, in radians (0.927295)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003