The theory of functions of one complex variable with an emphasis on the theory of complex analytic (or holomorphic) functions of one complex variable. Typical topics include: Cauchy's integral formula, singularities, poles, meromorphic functions, Laurent and Taylor series, maximum modulus principle, ...

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Singularity of Product of two complex function $f$ and $g$

Suppose $f$ has an essential Singularity at $z = a$ and $g$ has a pole at $z = a$. Then the product $fg$ has an essential Singularity at $z = a $. Is this hold if $g$ has removable ...
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Some doubts on singularity of the complex function $f(z) = 1/ \sin (1/z)$ at $z=0$

$$f(z) = \frac{1}{ \sin (1/z)}$$ has a non isolated singularity at $z =0$. Since by definition of isolated singularity, every nbd of $0$, $S_{1/n}$ , $\exists $ $\frac{1}{n \pi}$ which is a zero of ...
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x,y plane, divide up the x-axis by placing marks at x=c, x=b, and x = a [on hold]

In the x,y plane, divide up the x-axis by placing marks at x=c, x=b, and x = a. Suppose theta is harmonic in the upper half plane, and on the segments of the x-axis defined by your marks, theta takes ...
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Open sets in $\mathbb C$ and open sets in $\hat{\mathbb C}$

I usually have a lot of trouble with complex variable when it comes to the geometric representation of $\hat{\mathbb C}$ and what happens in there. I have the next exercise and from quick look at it I ...
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Classify singularities of $\frac{e^z \sin(3z)}{(z-\sqrt2)(z+\sqrt2)z^2}$

They are $0, \pm \sqrt2$. With the zero, $f(0)$ makes the numerator vanish and I have no idea how you would expand the whole function at $0$ because of the denominator. So what do you do to classify ...
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Prove that the range of the entire function $z^2+\cos(z)$ is all of $\mathbb{C}$.

Prove that the range of the entire function $z^2+\cos(z)$ is all of $\mathbb{C}$. I'm aware this question has been asked already, but the explanations were a little shakey and referenced a google ...
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Complex numbers? [duplicate]

There are plenty of questions out there asking what complex numbers mean and I never seem to get any of them. I have a few specific questions i want to ask about complex numbers. 1) what is the ...
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Find $f,g$ such that $f \equiv g \mod 2i\pi $ has finitely many solutions

I'm interested by two holomorphics functions $f,g : \mathbb C \to \mathbb C$ such that the set $$ E := \{z \in \mathbb C \mid e^{f(z)} = e^{g(z)} \}$$ is finite and non-empty. For example : $f,g$ ...
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Complex stationary point of $\frac{z}{1-e^{-z}}+z$?

I apply the method of steepest descents I need to know the stationary points $z_0$ of the function $$ p(z)=\frac{z}{1-e^{-z}}+z, $$ such that, $ 0 <\mathrm {Im} (z)<2 \pi$. That is, I want $z_0$ ...
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Integrals on the real line using contour integration

I know I am supposed to split it up like this and gamma(R) tends to zero and the other tends to my integral as R tends to infinity? I compute the residue at $2i$ which I think is $sin(2i)/2$ ? ...
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Troubles working with Residue Theorem

I try to compute the integral on the positively oriented circle $$\int_{\partial D(1,2)} \frac{z dz}{(z+2)(z^2 -2z + 2)}$$ So I try working with the Residum Theorem. First I compute the singularities ...
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Calculate $\int _{\Gamma} \frac1{z^4 +16}dz$

Where $\Gamma $ is $|z-i|=1/2$ positively orientated. I have thought of every method to do this but still cant. It wont factor such that it would be in the form of Cauchy's integral formula. It ...
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Why doesn't the derivative of a holomorphic function vanish in a border maximum?

Let $K$ be a compact disc in the domain $G \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ and $a \in \partial K$ be a point where the absolute value of the nonconstant holomorphic function $f \colon G \to \mathbb{C}$ attains ...
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Find $\int _{\Gamma} \frac{\cos(2z)}{(z-\pi/4)^2}dz$

Where $\Gamma$ consists of the sides of a triangle with vertices $i$, $-1-i$ and $\pi -i$. I think we use Cauchy's integral formula but I cant get it in the standard form of it. I don't think partial ...
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Largest $R$ value in domian $0<|z-1|<R$

Determine the largest real number $R>0$ such that the Laurent series of $$f(z)=\frac1{z-1} +\frac2{z-i}$$ about $z=1$ converges for $0<|z-1|<R$. The singularities are $1$ and $i$. But in the ...
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Is there such a thing as complex rational numbers and does it have the same properties as the usual complex numbers as extension of the real numbers?

I've been wondering if there is any use to defining a set that is isomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}^2$ (in the same way that $\mathbb{C}$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^2$). I immediately see a problem with ...
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Laurent series in domain $|z|>0$

Find Laurent series, in powers of $z$, of $$f(z)=\frac{\sin(2z)}{z}$$ valid in the region $|z|>0$. The singularity is $0$ but $0$ isn't inside the region of the domain so what do you exactly ...
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what would be the formula of $\phi$ in this question?

Suppose $\phi:\mathbb{C}^2\longrightarrow\mathbb{C}^2$ be an entire map (i.e, the components of $\phi$ are entire in each variable separately) with $\phi_1$,$\phi_2$ as its components satisfying ...
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Calculating residues of multiple poles?

How would I calculate $$\mathrm{Res}\left(\frac{\pi}{\sin(\pi z)(2z+1)^3}\right)?$$ I understand it has singularities at $z=n$ and $z=-1/2$, I'm interested in the residue when $z=-1/2$. I know that ...
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From $\mathbb{H}$ to Poincaré disc?

What is the mapping that takes one from the Poincaré upper half plane $\mathbb{H} = \{ z\in \mathbb{C} \mid \operatorname{Im}(z)>0 \}$ to the Poincaré disc? Here $z=x+i y$.
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Contour integral, f(z)=$ze^{z^2}$

For part $(a)$ is the answer just $0$? Using Cauchy-Goursat theorem? For part $(b)$ I am confused. Do I use ? It seems very complicated. Am I missing a trick?
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Continuous Choice of Argument

Since $\arg(z)$ is a set, if we define it with a specific branch, there will be discontinuity at the branch line. However, suppose $z:[a,b]\to \mathbb C\backslash\{0\}$ is continuous (it is a curve ...
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Let $F(r)=\sum_{k=1}^m{|P(rz_k)|^2}$ for $r>0$. Prove that the function $F(r)$ is increasing if $m>n>0$.

Let $P(z)$ be a polynomial of degree $n$ with complex coefficients. Further, let $$z_k=e^{\frac{2 \pi i k}{m}}$$ for some $m$ and $k=1,2,...,m$. In other words, $z_1,\cdots z_m$ are the $m$th roots of ...
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If $\forall f \in \mathcal{H}(\Omega)$ such that $f(z)\neq 0$ exists a square root then $\Omega$ is simply connected

If $\forall f \in \mathcal{H}(\Omega)$ such that $f(z)\neq 0$ for all $z\in \Omega$ $\exists$ $\varphi \in \mathcal{H}(\Omega)$ such that $\varphi^2=f$ $\implies$ $\Omega$ is simply connected. Is ...
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Proof of the Lindelöf theorem related to the radial limit of an analytic function in the unit disc

Hi I am looking for the proof of this theorem here by Lindelöf: "Suppose $\Gamma$ is a curve with parameter interval $[0,1]$, such that $|\Gamma(t)| < 1$ if $t < 1$ and $\Gamma(1)=1$. If $g \in ...
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The Coin-Exchange Problem (Application of the Residue Theorem) [on hold]

These day, I have met a problem about application of the Residue Theorem, see section 10.4 of enter link description here.Could anybody help me solve it? (The Coin-Exchange Problem) Suppose $a$ and ...
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Integrating $\operatorname{Log}(z+2)$ along the unit circle [duplicate]

For the function $f(z) = \operatorname{Log}(z + 2)$, where we choose the principal branch of logarithm (namely, $−\pi < \operatorname{Arg}(z) < \pi$), and the contour $C := \{z \in ...
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Cauchy integral formula

Can someone please help me answer this question as I cannot seem to get to the answer. Please note that the Cauchy integral formula must be used in order to solve it. Many thanks in advance! ...
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There exist a sequence $Z_n$ with $Z_n \to Z_0$ such that $\lim_{n \to \infty} |f(z)| = \infty$

Suppose $f$ has an Essential Singularity at $Z_0$. Then there exist a sequence $Z_n$ with $Z_n \to Z_0$ such that $\lim_{n \to \infty} |f(Z_n)| = \infty$ Here two cases arise If there exist a nbd ...
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Interior of a closed curve

I'm working through a proof that contains this particular argument which I think is highly non-trivial but no justification is given - the context is complex analysis and the proof is of Lindelof's ...
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A question about zeroes and poles of complex functions. [on hold]

Let $f (z)=\frac {z}{z} $ be a complex function. Is 0 a zero, a pole, or neither of these?
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How can I find these partial derivatives?

I'm reading a book which gives this function $f(x,y)=x^2y/(x^2+y^2)$ if $(x,y)\neq (0,0)$ and $f(0,0)=0$ as a $C^1$ function in $\mathbb R^2-\{(0,0)\}$, continuous in $(0,0)$ and it has the partial ...
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Differences between real and complex analysis?

To start with, real analysis deals with numbers along the (one dimensional) number line, while complex analysis deals with numbers along two dimensions, real and imaginary, Cartesian style. Could this ...
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Type of singularity of $\sin(z)/z^3$ at $0$

I would have thought that this is a pole of order $3$ but on the answers it says it is of order $2$. I don't see why...
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Complex function

Can anyone give me a hint to approach this question? I haven't done anything like this before so I'm bit confused about what this question is asking. Thank you very much for all your help.
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Finding Laurent series with imaginary numbers

$$f(z)=\frac{2z}{z^2+1}=\frac1{z-i} +\frac1{z+i}$$ Find Laurent series in powers of $z$ in the domain $|z|<1$. So I got to find two Taylor series of the two terms in the function but how do you do ...
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How can I get the region of Convergence for zcos1/z? [on hold]

Find laurent Series and the region of convergence for ZCos(1/Z), I can find the series but I can't get the region of convergenc
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An extension of Kato's Selection Theorem?

One formulation of the well-known Kato Selection Theorem states that, given an analytic family of $n \times n$ complex, symmetric matrices $M(t)$, one can choose an orthonormal basis $\{e_i(t)\}_{i = ...
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Analytic paths through converging sequences in the complex space.

Assume we have a Cauchy sequence $\{\vec{a_i}:i\in\mathbb{N}\}$ converging to $\vec{0}$ in $\mathbb{C}^n$ such that $|\vec{a_i}|<|\vec{a_j}|$ whenever $i>j$. Can we find an analytic path ...
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How can I find Laurent Series and the region of convergence for $z/((z+1)(z+2))$ for$ z= -1$? [on hold]

How can I find Laurent Series and the region of convergence for $z = -1$ of $$ \frac{z}{(z+1)(z+2)} $$
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Properties of a non-constant analytic map from the annulus $A(0,1,2)$ to the unit disk such that $\lvert f(z)\rvert = 1$ on $\partial A(0,1,2)$

Let $f$ be an analytic map that sends the annulus $A(0,1,2)$ to the unit disk such that $|z|=1,|z|=2$ get mapped to the points $|f(z)| = 1$. Furthermore f is not constant. Prove: 1) $f$ has at ...
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Let $f\in H(\mathbb{C})$. Prove that: $\exists_{M\in\mathbb{R}^+} \forall_{z\in\mathbb{C}}\ \ \ \ |f(z)|> M \Rightarrow f$ is constant

Let $f\in H(\mathbb{C})$. Prove that: $\exists_{M\in\mathbb{R}^+} \forall_{z\in\mathbb{C}}\ \ \ \ |f(z)|> M \Rightarrow |f(z)|> M \Rightarrow f$ is constant Completely don't know how to bite ...
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Laurent series confusion

I've split it up into partial fractions and got $1/z$ - $2/(z-1)$ + $1/(z-2)$ but I'm unsure sure what to do now. I think I have done part $(i)$. I get $$z^{-1} + \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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How find the poles/residues of $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{x^2 \, dx}{1 + x^4}$

I'm trying to find the poles/residues of this integral: $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{x^2 \, dx}{1 + x^4}$$ I've been given this attempt for a solution, but I don't really understand the procedure ...
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Question about a certain step in Rudin's General Cauchy Theorem proof

I am having trouble seeing a certain claim that Rudin makes in proving his "Global Cauchy's Theorem": $\textbf{Cauchy's Theorem.}$ Suppose $f$ is holomorphic in $\Omega$, which is an open set in ...
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Laurent series of $1/({z^3-z})$

Question: Find the Laurent series of the function $$f(z) = \frac{1}{z^3 - z}$$ at the domain $|z-1|>2$. Attempt: So we have $$\frac{1}{z(z-1)(z+1)}$$ and we only have to find a Laurent ...
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Show that an entire function is a proper if and only if it is a nonconstant polynomial

Show that an entire function (Holomorphic on $ \mathbb C$) is proper if and only if it is a non constant polynomial. Def:A map $f:X\to Y$ is called proper if $f^{-1}(K)$ is compact for every ...
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How does $\cos (2z) = e^{2zi}$?

In my notes, they are solving $$\int \limits_{- \infty}^{\infty} \frac{\cos(2x)}{x^2 +1}$$ and they let $$f(z) =\frac{e^{2zi}}{z^2 +1}$$ but how did the numerator become that? I wrote it as $\cos(2z)$ ...
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suppose $f(x)$ is an entire function and everywhere $|f'(z)| \leq |z^2+1|$ and further $f(0) = f'(0) = 1$. Determine $f$

Suppose $f(z)$ is an entire function and everywhere $|f'(z)| \leq |z^2+1|$ and further $f(0) = f'(0) = 1$. Determine $f$. I tried using Liouville's theorem but i don't know if $f'(z)$ is an entire ...
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About Fourier transform and complex conjugate

why this passage is correct ? \begin{equation*} \mathscr{F}[h(-\tau)] = H^*(f), \end{equation*} when $h(\tau)$ is a real function of real variable $\tau$, and $H^*(f)$ is the complex conjugate of ...