represents a quantity with infinite magnitude, but undetermined complex phase.
- ComplexInfinity is converted to DirectedInfinity.
- In OutputForm, DirectedInfinity is printed as ComplexInfinity.
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Basic Examples (1)
Division by 0:
Use ComplexInfinity in numerical functions:
ComplexInfinity absorbs finite real, complex, and symbolic quantities:
Do arithmetic with ComplexInfinity:
Use ComplexInfinity as an expansion point for series:
Set up a seemingly "analytic" function that is infinite in the whole left half‐plane:
Plotting shows details of the numerical calculation:
Asymptotics of the LogGamma function at ComplexInfinity:
Properties & Relations (6)
Use Quiet to suppress messages:
ComplexInfinity can be generated by Simplify and FullSimplify:
ComplexInfinity has indeterminate real and imaginary parts:
ComplexInfinity is not a number:
Obtain ComplexInfinity from limits:
ComplexInfinity behaves like a constant in differentiation:
Possible Issues (4)
ComplexInfinity is not a numeric quantity:
ComplexInfinity is a symbol with infinite precision:
ComplexInfinity evaluates to DirectedInfinity:
Use ComplexInfinity with care in boundary conditions of differential equations:
Neat Examples (2)
Infinite arguments of undetermined phase in all elementary functions:
Behavior of the exponential function at ComplexInfinity shown on the Riemann sphere:
Wolfram Research (1988), ComplexInfinity, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ComplexInfinity.html.
Wolfram Language. 1988. "ComplexInfinity." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ComplexInfinity.html.
Wolfram Language. (1988). ComplexInfinity. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ComplexInfinity.html