Log Method (Complex)

# Complex.Log Method (Complex)

.NET Framework 4

Returns the natural (base e) logarithm of a specified complex number.

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

## Syntax

```'Declaration
Public Shared Function Log ( _
value As Complex _
) As Complex
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Numerics.Complex
A complex number.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.Complex
The natural (base e) logarithm of value.

## Remarks

The Log(Complex) method for complex numbers corresponds to the Math.Log(Double) method for real numbers.

## Examples

The following example illustrates the Log method. It shows that, with some allowance for the lack of precision of the Double data type, passing the value returned by the Log method to the Exp method returns the original Complex value.

```
Imports System.Numerics

Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim values() As Complex = { New Complex(1.53, 9.26),
New Complex(2.53, -8.12),
New Complex(-2.81, 5.32),
New Complex(-1.09, -3.43),
New Complex(Double.MinValue/2, Double.MinValue/2) }
For Each value As Complex In values
Console.WriteLine("Exp(Log({0}) = {1}", value,
Complex.Exp(Complex.Log(value)))
Next
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'      Exp(Log((1.53, 9.26)) = (1.53, 9.26)
'      Exp(Log((2.53, -8.12)) = (2.53, -8.12)
'      Exp(Log((-2.81, 5.32)) = (-2.81, 5.32)
'      Exp(Log((-1.09, -3.43)) = (-1.09, -3.43)
'      Exp(Log((-8.98846567431158E+307, -8.98846567431158E+307)) = (-8.98846567431161E+307, -8.98846567431161E+307)

```

Supported in: 4

Supported in: 4

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.