# Complex.Pow Method (Complex, Double)

Silverlight

Returns a specified complex number raised to a power specified by a double-precision floating-point number.

Namespace:  System.Numerics
Assembly:  System.Numerics (in System.Numerics.dll)

## Syntax

```public static Complex Pow(
Complex value,
double power
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Numerics.Complex
A complex number to be raised to a power.
power
Type: System.Double
A double-precision floating-point number that specifies a power.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.Complex
The complex number value raised to the power power.

## Remarks

If value is Complex.Zero, the method returns Complex.Zero. For other values, if power is 0, the method returns Complex.One, and if power is 1, it returns value.

This method corresponds to the Math.Pow method for primitive numeric types.

## Examples

The following example illustrates exponentiation using a complex number and an exponent whose value ranges from -1 to 10.

```
using System;
using System.Numerics;

public class Example
{
public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
Complex value = new Complex(12, -6);
for (int power = -1; power <= 10; power++)
outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0} ^ {1,2} = {2:N2}", value, power,
Complex.Pow(value, power)) + "\n";
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    (12, -6) ^ -1 = (0.07, 0.03)
//    (12, -6) ^  0 = (1.00, 0.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  1 = (12.00, -6.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  2 = (108.00, -144.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  3 = (432.00, -2,376.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  4 = (-9,072.00, -31,104.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  5 = (-295,488.00, -318,816.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  6 = (-5,458,752.00, -2,052,864.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  7 = (-77,822,208.00, 8,118,144.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  8 = (-885,157,632.00, 564,350,976.00)
//    (12, -6) ^  9 = (-7,235,785,728.00, 12,083,157,504.00)
//    (12, -6) ^ 10 = (-14,330,483,712.00, 188,412,604,416.00)

```

## Version Information

#### Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

## Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.