PHYS345 Electricity and Electronics

Standard Form to Polar and Back on the TI-30 Series

Expeditious conversion of complex numbers between the standard form and the polar form will facilitate your ability to perform ac circuit analysis with accuracy and speed. I recommend using a scientific calculator that can switch between the two representations with ease by use of the Polar->Rectangular and Rectangular->Polar functions. However, if you need to make the conversion "by hand" the following formulas govern the conversion process.

Rectangular to polar converson

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Last updated Sept. 30, 1998.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1998.