**TI-84 Plus CE: Complex Recurring Sequences**

The program CMPXSEQ generates a matrix table for the complex recurring series:

C = (P + B * Q) / (1 + A)

where:

P and Q are complex constants

A = z_0

B = z_1

C = z_2

Restated, this recursion series becomes:

z_2 = (P + z_1* Q) / (1 + z_0)

In its current operating system (5.4.0), the TI-84 Plus CE's recurring sequence graphing mode cannot accept complex numbers. Therefore a program is required. Furthermore, matrices on the TI-84 Plus CE do not handle complex numbers. It is required to break the complex numbers into parts. For completeness I added both the rectangular and the polar parts of complex numbers: real part, imaginary part, radius, and angle (dependent on angle mode).

**TI-84 Plus CE Program CMPXSEQ (text)**

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Disp "C=(P+B*Q)/(1+A)","COMPLEX","C=Z(N), B=Z(N-1), A=Z(N-2)"

Prompt P,Q

Input "Z0?",A

Input "Z1?",B

Input "NO OF STEPS?",N

{5,N+1}→dim([E])

For(I,0,N)

(P+Q*B)/(1+A)→C

I→[E](1,I+1)

real(C)→[E](2,I+1)

imag(C)→[E](3,I+1)

abs(C)→[E](4,I+1)

angle(C)→[E](5,I+1)

B→A

C→B

End

[E]^T→[E]

Disp "RESULT = [E]","[REAL,IMAG,ABS,ANGLE]"

Results are stored in matrix E. ^T is the transpose function.

**Examples**

Tables generated using the LibreOffice Numbers desktop app and results verified with the TI-84 Plus CE.

Example 1:

P = 1

Q = i

z_0 = A = 2i

z_1 = B = -2

Example 2:

P = -i

Q = 1

z_0 = A = 2i

z_1 = B = -2

Example 3:

P = 1-i

Q = 1+i

z_0 = A = 2i

z_1 = B = -2

Have a great Sunday and week,

Eddie

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