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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Proving arg(z/w)=arg(z)-arg(w)

I need to prove that $$arg\left(\frac{z}{w}\right)=arg(z)-arg(w)$$ However, I am a little stuck as to how to go about this. I know the proof for $arg(zw)=arg(z)+arg(w)$ happens by letting ...
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Complex Analysis (Complex Mapping) stuck on professor's method of simplification in math notes

I'm having an exam this university semester and need some help with my math notes. I've come accross some problems with the section "Complex Mapping." Link to Image of my Notes: Click Me (see first ...
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Ordering in the complex plane [closed]

Explain why there is no ordering ≺ on the complex numbers that satisfies the usual properties of the relation < on the real numbers I just need help starting this problem. I'm not sure what ...
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Finding Laurent Series of a function

I've been assigned to write a computer program which then calculates the Laurent series of a function. Of course I'm familiar with the concept, but I've always calculated the Laurent series in an ad ...
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Claim about the z-transform of a discrete function

Claim: $\lim_{k\to\infty} x[k]$ exist and if finite is $X(z)$ the Z-transform of $x[k]$ has no pole in $|z|>1$ and at most 1 pole at $z = 1$ Attempt: \begin{align*} X(z) &= ...
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Harmonics conditions for a plucked string

Given a plucked string which is taken on the interval $[0,\pi]$, and it satisfies the wave equation with $c=1$. The initial position of the string is: $\ f(x) = \frac{xh}{p}$ ($0\leq x\leq p$), and $\ ...
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How many complex functions reduce to a given x-y function?

A 2D or x-y coordinate function has a complex analog, which is formed by replacing x with with the complex variable z. That function can then be separated into real and imaginary parts. Graphing the ...
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Can $f(g(x))$ be a polynomial?

Let $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ be nonpolynomial real-entire functions. Is it possible that $f(g(x))$ is equal to a polynomial ? edit Some comments : I was thinking about iterations. So for instance ...
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Determining uniform convergence of complex power series

I'm working on some practice problems for my complex analysis course, and I'm having trouble with uniform convergence. The question asks whether the following series converges uniformly for ...
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Does uniform convergence on $D\subseteq \mathbb{C}$ imply uniform convergence on all subsets of $D$?

Let $f_n:D\rightarrow \mathbb{C}~\forall n\in \mathbb{N}$. If $(f_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ converges uniformly on $D\subseteq \mathbb{C}$ against $f:D\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$, does $(f_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ ...
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Find the equation of an ellipse in a complex plane.

Find an equation for the ellipse that passes through $3+7i$ if its foci at $i$ and $-1$. This is what i have so far. I know that the equation of an ellipse is $|z-p| + |z-q| = c$. so $|z-p| + |z-q| = ...
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Can a non-periodic function have a Fourier series?

Consider two periodic functions. Assume their sum is not periodic. The periodic functions can be represented by a Fourier series. If you add up the Fourier series, you get a series that represents ...
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Complex Analysis (Limits)

Let $a, b$ be complex numbers. Use the definition of a limit directly (not just the properties of limits) to prove that $$ \lim_{z \to z_0}az + b = az_0 + b. $$ Sorry for the wrong notation, I do ...
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Is a connected Reinhardt Domain which containg $0$ necessarely a polydisc?

I'm studying several complex variables basics. Roughly speaking: call $D\subseteq\Bbb C^n$ the set of points in which a given power series $$ \sum_{\alpha\in\Bbb N^n}a_{\alpha}(z-z_0)^{\alpha} $$ ...
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Schwarz Reflection Principle vs. Analytic Continuation

Analytic continuations are unique on simply connected domains: $$F,F':\Omega\to\mathbb{C}:\quad F\restriction=F'\restriction\implies F=F'$$ Schwarz reflection principle offers analytic continuations ...
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Analyticity: Uniform Limit

Problem Consider a uniformly bounded sequence over the real line: $$f_n:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}:\quad|f_n(x)|\leq L$$ Suppose they have analytic continuations with common domain: ...
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complex numbers equality question

Let $a$ be given a complex number. Show that $$\left|\frac{z-a}{1-a^*z}\right|=1$$ for $z$ with $|z|=1$ and $a^*z\neq 1$. If $|z|=1$, that means $z$ can be equal to $i$, $-i$, $1$ or $-1$ right? ...
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Mean Value Theorem for $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$

Let $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be a continuous and differentiable function on $[a, b]$. Then does there exists a $c \in (a,b)$ such that $$\frac{|f(b) -f(a)|}{b - a} \leq |f'(c)|?$$
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Express $\sin(z)$ and $\cos(z)$ in Rectangular Form

"Express $\sin(z)$ and $\cos(z)$ in rectangular form." For $z \in \mathbb{C}$ (complex numbers), we have defined \begin{equation} \sin (z)=\frac{e^{iz}-e^{-iz}}{2i} \end{equation} and ...
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Plotting on a complex plane

I'm very confused how you would plot the relationship $|z-4| \leq |z|$. I tried to change it in form which could become $-|z|\leq|z-4|\leq|z|$ and I guess the same can be done for z-4. But I don't ...
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Computing Principal Logarithm on Different Intervals

Compute the principal logarithm of a complex number $z=\sqrt{3}+i$ using $\mathrm{Arg}(z) \in [0,2\pi)$ and $\mathrm{Arg}(z) \in (-\pi,\pi]$. Wikipedia shows how the answer can be different for the ...
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Question about determining accumulation points

So far the way I have determined accumulation points of given sequences or relations has been by drawing them out. However I would like some clarification to see if my thinking is correct or not. a) ...
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Defining domain in complex plane

I am asked to define the domain for the following given that $z=x+iy$: $a) \quad f(z) = \dfrac 1 {z^2 + 1}$ $b) \quad f(z) = \dfrac 1 {1 - |z|^2}$ How would this be different from a normal domain ...
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Problem with complex derivative

I have to find all points where function $f(z)=\mathbb{Re}z \cdot |z|$ is complex differentiable. CR equations arent satisfied in points $\mathbb{C} \setminus \{0\}$. So Im calculating derivative at ...
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Prove $\int_0^b \left(\int_{0}^\infty f \,dy\right) dx= \int_0^\infty \left(\int_{0}^b f \,dx\right) dy$

I have to prove that for $f(x,y)=e^{-xy^2}\sin(x)$ and $\forall b>0$ we have $$\int_0^b \left(\int_{0}^\infty f \,dy\right) dx= \int_0^\infty \left(\int_{0}^b f \,dx\right) dy$$ I've tried to ...
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Enstrom and kakeya theorem

i need some numerical application of enestrom Kakeya thereom ? in fench je cherche une application du theoreme d enstrom et kakeya application numerique ou une application dans un domaine de ...
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Taylor expansion of $1/(1+z)$

How do I obtain the Taylor expansion of $$\frac{1}{1+z}$$ about $a=i$ please? Do I just expand the series using the binomial expansion?
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Trivial complex analysis proof

Question: Prove that if $z, w, v ∈ C$ and $zwv = 0$ then at least one of $z$, $w$ and $v$ must be $0$. My thought was that first, I would assume that $zwv=0$ and that $z,w,v\neq0$ This leads to a ...
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Conditions To Make Complex Numbers $z_1, z_2, z_3, z_4$ Vertices of a Square

Let $z_1,z_2,z_3,z_4\in\mathbb C$ be distinct. State conditions in terms of computation of complex numbers, which make $z_1,z_2,z_3,z_4$ vertices of a square (in the counterclockwise direction). ...
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Limit involving branch point of a complex function

I am having trouble with the following problem : If we restrict ourselves to that branch of $f(z)= \sqrt{z^2+3}$ for which $f(0)=\sqrt 3$ , prove that $$\lim_ {z\to 1}\frac{\sqrt{z^2+3}-2}{z-1} = ...
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Prove there is no branch of arg $z$ on $0 < z < 1$.

If $G$ is an open connected subset of $\mathbb{C}$ that does not contain the origin, we call a continuous function $\alpha$ satisfying $\alpha(z) = \text{arg} z$ for all $z \in G$ a branch of arg $z$. ...
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What does “$C^{\infty}$” convergence mean?

I'm studying first notions about several complex variables. As a consequence of the (generalized form) of the Cauchy esteem for holomorphic functions, the book says that in the space $\mathcal ...
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Composition of harmonic and holomorphic function

Simmiliar to this question my problem is as following: If $u$ is harmonic, and $f$ is holomorphic function, are $u \circ f$ and $f \circ u$ harmonic? I tried to do it like this: $$\Delta (u \circ f)= ...
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Isolated singularity is removable iff $\lim\limits_{z\to z_0} (z-z_0)f(z)=0$

Could someone explain a step in the following proof? Theorem An isolated singularity $z_0$ of $f$ is removable if and only if $\lim\limits_{z\to z_0} (z-z_0)f(z)=0$. Proof ($\Leftarrow$) ...
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Proof of $\cos(y)$ and $\sin(y)$ using $e^{iy}$

I need to use that $e^{iy} = \cos y + i \sin y$ (for $y \in \mathbb{R}$) to prove that $$\cos y = \frac{e^{iy}+e^{-iy}}{2}$$ and $$\sin y = \frac{e^{iy}-e^{-iy}}{2i}$$ I'm really clueless, any ...
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Holomorphic function is zero on an analytic set then $df=0$.

Assume we have an homomorphic function $f:U\rightarrow \mathbb{C} $ which is holomorphic on the open set $U$ of $\mathbb{C}^n$. Assume there is $V\subset U$ analytic and that $f$ restricted to $V$ ...
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Green's function for Dirichlet problem on a half disk

Let $D=\{z=(x,y):x^2+y^2<R^2, y>0\}$ be the half disk with radius R. Then if we consider the Dirichlet problem on this domain, i.e., we want to find $$ \Delta u=0, ~~z\in D,\\ ...
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Check if $M = \{z \in \mathbb{C}| z = \frac {1}{n} + \frac {i}{m} \ with \ \ m,n \in \mathbb{Z} \backslash \{ 0 \} \} $ is compact

I want to check, if this set is compact: $M = \{z \in \mathbb{C}| z = \frac {1}{n} + \frac {i}{m} \ with \ \ m,n \in \mathbb{Z} \backslash \{ 0 \} \} $ Thoughts: $z:= a +bi$ real part $a$ is ...
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Deriving definition of the complex logarithm

Given that: $$z = Re^{i\theta} = R(a + bi) = R\left( \cos(\theta) + i\sin(\theta) \right)$$ In its polar form. $$\log(z) = \log(R) + i\theta$$ $$|z| = \sqrt{(Ra)^2 + (Rb)^2} = R\sqrt{a^2 + b^2} ...
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What are conditions for an infinite sum with a complex parameter not to be analyitically extendable?

I'm looking for a sequence $f(n)$, so that $g(z):=\lim_{N\to\infty}\sum_{n=0}^N\exp\left(-z\cdot f(n)\right),$ with $z$ so that this converges classically, defines a function which can not be ...
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Exercise: Evaluating integration $\int_{|z|=r} \frac{1}{(z-a)(z-b)}dz$, $|a|<r<|b|$

This is an exercise from Stein-Shakarchi's Complex Analysis: evaluate integration $$\int_{|z|=r} \frac{1}{(z-a)(z-b)}dz, \,\,\,\, |a|<r<|b|. $$ The problem I am facing is the following. It is ...
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Compute the complex integration [duplicate]

Let, $f(z)$ be an analytic function. Then the value of $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}f\bigl(e^{it}\bigr)\cos t dt= ?$$ (a) 0 (b) $2\pi f(0)$ (c) $2\pi f'(0)$ (d) $\pi f(0)$. $\mathcal{My}{Attemt}:$ ...
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Complex analysis basics

If I z = x + yi and w = f(z), describe the image R of D in the w-plane when $$0<x<\pi/2, 0<y<\infty;w = e^{iz}$$ Wouldn't this mean that in the w-plane the argument arg(w) = $\infty$ ...
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using Taylor's Theorem to find region of convergence of series

!(http://imgur.com/0fDL4KZ) I am a third year Electrical engineering student, and I was going through one of the example from my math module lecture notes but couldn't understand the solution printed ...
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Complex integration misconception?

Playing around with the complex integretion I encountered the following: Consider a holomorphic function $f(z)$ on $\Omega$. Let's say this holomorphic function has a primitve $F(z)$ such that $F'(z) ...
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Lagrange inversion theorem application

Can someone give me an example of where the Lagrange inversion theorem is applied in such a way it inverts a formal series? For example, say I have $$\sum_{i>-1} a_it^i = u.$$ Can someone show ...
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Prove that indicator function of integer numbers is positive semidefinite

How to prove that the function $\mathbb{1}_{\mathbb{Z}}(x)$ is positive semidefinite? I.e. to show that for any $n = 2, 3, ...$ and $x_1, ..., x_n \in \mathbb{R}$, $z_1, ..., z_n \in \mathbb{C}$ ...
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complex taylor series

I have a series $ f(z)= 1 - z + z^2 - z^3 $ and i want to substitute $ z=b + (z-b) $ into the equation, (where $b=1/2+i/2$) and find the first two coefficients. Wont they just be the same as before ...
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A periodic entire function which must have a fixed point

I would like to check my work on the following problem: Suppose $f(z)$ is a non-constant periodic entire function satisfying $f(z+1)=f(z)$. Show that $f(z)$ has a fixed point. So my attempt is: ...
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complex function and change of a rectangular region to a circle region with mapping

I was wondering if anyone knew a mapping that would take the region inside a rectangle of length "a" and width "b" and map it into the region inside a circle with radius R.