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Complex.Exp Method

Returns e raised to the power specified by a complex number.

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

Public Shared Function Exp ( _
	value As Complex _
) As Complex


Type: System.Numerics.Complex
A complex number that specifies a power.

Return Value

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

Use the Pow method to calculate the powers of other bases.

The Exp method for complex numbers corresponds to the Math.Exp method for real numbers. Exp is the inverse of Log.

The following example illustrates the Exp 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, 
   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)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.