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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Given the holomorphic maximum modulus principle, prove Hopf's lemma

To smooth out my lecture notes, I'm looking for a derivation of Hopf's lemma for functions $u \colon D \subset \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ from the maximum modulus principle (and mean value theorem) ...
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Prove or disprove: If $f$ is entire and $\lim_{|z| \rightarrow \infty}\frac {f(z)}{z^2}=2i , f(1)=-2, f(i)=3$ then $f(2+i)=3i+1$.

Prove or disprove: If $f$ is entire and $\lim_{|z| \rightarrow \infty}\frac {f(z)}{z^2}=2i , f(1)=-2, f(i)=3$ then $f(2+i)=3i+1$. How do I approach to this type of question? Thank you for any ...
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Non Existence of a proper holomorphic map from the unit disc onto the complex plane

It is well known that there is no proper holomorphic map from complex plane onto disc by Liouville's theorem.Does there exist a proper holomorphic map $f$ from the unit disc onto the complex plane?I ...
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Reference for amazing generalized version of Morera's Theorem

I recently came to know about following amazing generalized version of Morera's Theorem: Theorem:Let $f$ be a continuous function on the complex plane and suppose that there exist numbers $ r_1,r_2 ...
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Bounded function on $\Bbb C$. [on hold]

Consider functions $ f,g:\Bbb C\rightarrow \Bbb C$ defined by $f(z)=e^z,g(z)=e^{iz}.$ Let $ S=\{{z\in\Bbb C:Re(z)\in[-\pi,\pi]}\} $.Then a)f is a onto entire function. b)g is a bonded function ...
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Why can't branch cut pass through poles?

In the wiki article, Example (IV) – branch cuts. Why can't we can't we choose the contour so that the branch cut is on the negative x axis. If we choose this, the two residual is out of the contour, ...
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Taylor series about $[Log(1-z)]^2 $

I'm having some trouble proving that the Taylor series about the origin of the function $[Log(1-z)]^2$ to be $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{2H_n}{n+1}z^{n+1}$$ where $$H_n = \sum_{j=1}^n \frac{1}{j}$$ So ...
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Analytic continuation of ln(z) counterclockwise about the unit circle,

We write ln(z) as ln(1+z-1) = ln(1+(z-1)) to utilize the familiar expansion that is: (z-1) - (z-1)^2 / 2 + ... which converges for |z-1| < 1, i.e., we get convergence of ln(z) in an open Taylor ...
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Poisson Kernel - Complex Analysis

I need to show that the mean value formula $u(z_0)=\frac{1}{2 \pi} \int_0^{2 \pi} u(z_0 +re^{i \theta} ) d \theta$ remains valid for $u=log \vert i+z \lvert, z_0=0,r=1$ and use this fact to compute ...
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Representing a function as a Poisson Integral.

This is a question I came across in Ahlfors' book Complex Analysis. It is found on page 171 of the 3rd Edition, Exercise 2. "Prove that a function $T(z)$ which is harmonic and bounded in the upper ...
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Complex Analysis - Poisson Integral [on hold]

This problem is from the book "Complex Analysis", Ahlfors, pag. 171 #4 as an application of Schwarz's Theorem : " If $C_1$ and $C_2$ are complementary arcs on the unit circle, set $u=1$ on ...
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In complex variables, why is |z-1| < 5 an open disk centered at +1, where the boundary is a circle of radius 5?

How can I justify this basic concept? Use the definition of the modulus? Write z = $e^{i\theta}$? ...and why is |z+1| < 5 ...centered at -1 and not +1? Thanks, Edit: it is always the basic ...
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The direct use of Cauchy's integral is illegal [on hold]

Show that $\int dz/(z^2+z) = 0$, where $|z|=R>1$.
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showing an isolated singularity is removable

Suppose $f$ is analytic for $0 < |z| < 1$. Further, suppose that there exists $C>$0 and $m \geq$ 1 with $|f^m(z)| \leq C/|z|^m$ for $0 < |z| < 1$. Show that $f$ has a removable ...
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ML-inequality: Why does this hold $|e^{-3y+3ix}| = e^{-3y}$ during numerator estimation of $f(z) = \frac{e^{3iz}}{z^2 + 1}$ [duplicate]

Given the following related to an ML-inequality for $R > 1$: Estimation of the numerator from the function $f(z)$ is supposed to develop as follows: I'm wondering why and how exactly the ...
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Fundamental theorem of Algebra using ideas of complex singularities

Below is an excerpt from Arnold's Theory of Catastrophes (I haven't got an American edition, so translating from Russian). Where I can read about it in more detail? Not only regarding polynomials. ...
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how to find singularities of complex functions.

how to find singularities of this function; i) $f(z)= 1+\frac{1}{\sqrt{z}}$ and ii) $f(z)=e^{1+\frac{1}{\sqrt{z}}}$ As the z is in the denominator the function (i) has pole at z=0 but what's ...
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complex integral of 1/z independent of choice of ellipse?

Can Someone please help me with the following. complex integral of 1/z over an ellipse is independent of choice of ellipse centered at zero. Why is this the case. Is it due to homotopy ...
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Maximum modulus of a holomorphic function on a disc within a certain sector

Given the polynomial $$f(z) = az^n + b \qquad (n \geq 2)$$ and a modulus $0 < \rho < 1$, can one find a modulus $0 < r < \rho$ such that there is a point $$w \in \{ |z| \leq r \} \cap \{ ...
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Extension of biholomorphisms between planar domain to Möbius transformations

Let $\Omega, \Omega' \subset \mathbb{C}$ be two planar domains, i.e. open connected. For simplicity we can assume they are also bounded and with smooth boundary (but I don't know if this is actually ...
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The Origins of $Re \lbrace x \rbrace$

I am just starting to take a differentential equations course. We do not use the notation $Re \lbrace x \rbrace$ to describe the real part of a complex number, but I have come accross it in other ...
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$e^{2\pi i x} = (e^{2\pi i})^x$: What happens if x is rational? [duplicate]

I'm a bit embarrassed that I've had difficulty on getting around this one: $$e^{2\pi i x}$$ Solving it by itself, we can reduce it down to $(e^{2\pi i})^x = 1^x$ such that $e^{2\pi i x} = 1$ for all ...
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Exponential type of $\sin z$

An entire function $f$ is of exponential type if $\,\lvert\, f(z)\rvert\le C\mathrm{e}^{\tau\lvert z\rvert},\,$ for all sufficiently large values of $\lvert z\rvert$. The exponential type of $f$ is ...
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Distance from $f(0)$ to the boundary of $D$ if $f$ maps open unit disk to $D$ conformally

Let $f(z)$ be a conformal map from the open unit disk onto $D$, which is a domain. I would like to show that the distance from $f(0)$ to the boundary of $D$, denoted $\partial D$, is given by ...
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Show that $f(z)$ is constant

If $f(z)=u(x,y) + iv(x,y)$ is an entire function such that $u\cdot v$ is constant then $f(z)$ is constant. I know that I need to use the Cauchy-Riemann equations, but I don't know how to start. ...
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Let $f$ be a non-constant entire function. Prove that $f(z)=cz^n$ for some constant $c$ and positive integer $n$

Let $f$ be a non-constant entire function satisfying the following conditions: $$f(0)=0$$ for each $M \gt 0$ the set $$\{z \mid \lvert f(z)\rvert \lt M\}$$ is connected. Prove that $f(z)=cz^n$ for ...
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Finding the harmonic function at a given point [on hold]

Draw concentric circles of radii $r_1 = |b|$ and $r_2 = |c|$, each centered at $z_0 = a + id$. Suppose $\theta(x,y)$ is a harmonic function inside the washer defined by these circles. The circle with ...
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Real Methods to Evaluate $2 \int_{-1}^{1}x^2 \sqrt{1-x^2}dx$

I was recently contacted by a friend to find the values of the two following integrals by any means. $$ I=2\int_{-1}^{1}x^2 \sqrt{1-x^2}dx$$ $$ J=\int_{-1}^{1}(1-x^2) \sqrt{1-x^2}dx$$ The first ...
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Derivatives of $(z-a)^kf(z)$ at $a$ knowing that $f\in H(D(a,r)\setminus \{a\})$

If $g(z)=(z-a)^nf(z)$ with $f\in H(D(a,r)\setminus \{a\})$. Can we said that $g^{(k)}(a)=0$ for all $k\in \{0,1,...,n-1\}$?
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Laurent series: how to join the 2 sums for $f(z)= \frac{1}{(z-1)(z+1)}$ about z = 1 for $0 < |z − 1| < 2$

We are to find the Laurent series for f(z) about $z = 1$ for $0 < |z − 1| < 2$: $f(z)= \frac{1}{(z-1)(z+1)}$ Assumptions: $|\frac{z−2}{1}| < 1 ⇔ |z − 1| < 2$ For $\frac{1}{(z-1)}$ we ...
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Homework: Awkward formulation of the exercise

The exercise: Let $U$ be open and connected, let $\bar D$ be a closed disk contained in $U$ and let $f : U \to \mathbb{C}$ be analytic. Denote by $γ$ the circle which is the boundary of $D$. Suppose ...
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Complex integral $1/(z^2+1)$ along unit circle [on hold]

I want to compute the complex integral $$\int_{|z|=1}\frac{1}{z^2+1}dz$$ both i and -i lie on c , what can I do ? I tried caushy , series , i used def of contour integral along c = z(t)=exp(it) and ...
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Laurent series to converge in $0<|z-1|<R$

Question: Determine the largest number $R$ so that the Laurent series of $$f(z)=\frac2{z^2-1} + \frac3{2z-i}$$ about $z=1$ converges for $0<|z-1|<R$. Attempt: I really don't understand this ...
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What's wrong with this reasoning? (Cauchy integral theorem)

Asumme that $f$ is analytic and for $z\in \overline{B(x,r)}$: $$|f(z)|\leq d$$ Then for $z\in B(x,r)$: ...
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Determine $\int \limits_0^{\infty} \frac1{x^4+1}dx$

Let $$f(z)=\frac1{1+z^4}$$ (a) Find the sinularity of $f(z)$ in the first quadrant where $Re(z), Im(z) \ge 0$. (b) Find the residue of the singular point found in the first quadrant. (c) Let ...
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Help with $\int _{R_0<|z|<R_1}\frac{1}{z} dz$.

Consider the integral in $\mathbb{C}\simeq \mathbb{R}^2$ $$ \int_{R_0<|z|<R_1} \frac{1}{z}\; dx_1 dx_2 $$ where $0<R_0<R_1$ and $z=x_1+i x_2$ and $|z|=(x_1^2+x_2^2)^{\frac{1}{2}}$. So ...
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Finding $\lim \limits_{R \rightarrow \infty} \int _{\Gamma_R} \frac1{(z+i)^2 (z-i)^2}dz$

Let $\Gamma_R $ be the half circle centred at $0$ and radius $R>3$ with $Im(z) \geq 0$. Show that $$\lim \limits_{R \rightarrow \infty} \int _{\Gamma_R} \frac1{(z+i)^2 (z-i)^2}dz=0$$ Is this ...
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Integral on the real line between 0 and infinity using contour integration

For part (a) I have that the singularity is at $(1+i)/root2$ and it is a simple pole? For part (b) I have that the residue at $f(z)$ at that point is $-(1+i)/4root2$ For part (c) I used the ML ...
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Region of Convergence of power series

The power series $\sum_{n=0}^\infty 2^{-n} z^{2n} $ converges if a)$|z|\le 2$ b)$|z|\lt 2$ c)$|z|\le\sqrt2$ d)$|z|\lt\sqrt 2$ I tried this problem,my answer is d).I am not sure whether it is correct ...
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Proving max-mod principle by contradiction

This is a homework exercise I have to make which I am kind of stuck on. First let $U$ be open and connected, $\overline{D}$ be the closure of the disk $D$ contained in $U$ and ...
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Prove that $\sum_{n=0}^\infty e^{-nz}$ is analytic in the right half plane $\text{Re}(z)>0$

Consider$$\sum_{n=0}^\infty e^{-nz}$$ Using Weierstrass theorem, prove that the series is analytic in $\text{Re}(z)>0$. I know that $f$ is analytic if it satisfies Cauchy–Riemann equations. Could ...
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anlyalytic paths through convergent cauchy sequence II

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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Evaluate the integral $\int _\gamma (e{^z}^{2} + \overline{z}) dz$

First part of the question asks me to state the path integral $\int_\gamma f$, which I defined as: \begin{equation} \int_\gamma f = \int^b_a f(\gamma(t))\gamma ' (t) dt \end{equation} And the second ...
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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 ...