Angle notation

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Angle notation or phasor notation is a notation used in electronics.   can represent either the vector    or the complex number  , with , both of which have magnitudes of 1. A vector whose polar coordinates are magnitude and angle is written  [1] To convert between polar and rectangular forms, see Converting between polar and Cartesian coordinates.

In electronics and electrical engineering, there may also be an implied conversion from degrees to radians. For example    would be assumed to be    which is the vector    or the number  

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  1. ^ Nilsson, James William; Riedel, Susan A. (2008). Electric circuits (8th ed.). Prentice Hall. p. 338. ISBN 0-13-198925-1., Chapter 9, page 338