Complex Adventures

Complex Adventures

This feature includes problems and videos taken from our newly published Adventures with Complex Numbers collection.

The problems follow on from those published in our Imagine This feature earlier this year, so you might like to look at those first if you haven't already seen them.

The final date for sending in solutions is Friday 2nd February 2018.


Into the Wilderness 

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
Let's go further and see what happens when we multiply two complex numbers together!

Complex Puzzle 

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
Can you use everything you have learned about complex numbers to crack this puzzle?

Mapping the Territory 

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
Can you devise a system for making sense of complex multiplication?

Complex Numbers - Power 

Stage: 4 and 5
Professor Chris Budd looks at how complex numbers play a crucial role in the electricity networks that power our daily lives.
Dr Holly Krieger explains how she uses complex numbers to understand dynamical systems, including beautiful fractals.
Professor Ahmer Wadee shows us how complex numbers make structures safe.