Definition of de Moivre's theorem in English:

de Moivre's theorem

Syllabification: de Moi·vre's the·o·rem
Pronunciation: /də ˈmwäv(rə)z ˌTHēərəm
 
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Mathematics
  • A theorem that states that (cos θ + i sin θ)n = cos nθ + i sin nθ, where i is the square root of 1.
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    • The de Moivre's theorem is used very often in electrical engineering and physics to determine things like the phase shifts of alternating currents.

Origin

early 18th century: named after Abraham de Moivre (1667–1754) French-born English mathematician, fellow of the Royal Society.

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