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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Show that $\sum_{n=0}^\infty r^n e^{i n \theta} = \frac{1- r\cos(\theta)+i r \sin(\theta)}{1+r^2-2r\cos(\theta)}$ [closed]

Show that $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty r^n e^{i n \theta} = \frac{1- r\cos(\theta)+i r \sin(\theta)}{1+r^2-2r\cos(\theta)},$$ where $0\leq r <1$. Using this, prove that $\sum_{n=0}^\infty r^n ...
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Find conformal mapping from sector to unit disc

Find a conformal mapping between the sector $\{z\in\mathbb{C} : -\pi/4<\arg(z) <\pi/4\}$ and the open unit disc $D$. I know that it should be a Möbius transformation, but other than that I am ...
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Prove the following equation of complex power series.

Show that for $|z| \lt 1$ with $z \in \Bbb C$, we have $$ \sum_0^\infty \frac{{z^2}^k}{1-{z^2}^{k+1}} = \frac{z}{1-z} $$ $$ \sum_0^\infty \frac{2^k{z^2}^k}{1+{z^2}^{k}} = \frac{z}{1-z} $$ My guess ...
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Improper integral of $\sin^2(x)/x^2$ evaluated via residues

I have come across another improper integral I wish to evaluate via residues. The integral is: $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty{\frac{\sin(x)^2}{x^2}}dx$$ $\sin(z)$ behaves in an uneasy way so I tried ...
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Existence of Holomorphic function (Application of Schwarz-Lemma)

Let, $D=\{z\in \mathbb C:|z|<1\}$. Which are correct? there exists a holomorphic function $f:D \to D$ with $f(0)=0$ & $f'(0)=2$. there exists a holomorphic function $f:D \to D$ with ...
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Finding the residue of function with Laurent series $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\frac{y^n(A+By+Cy^{-1})^k}{\beta (\beta i)^n \ k!}$

I have been trying to find the residue of $f(\omega) = \frac{e^{i \omega a} e^{\frac{-b \omega}{\omega + ib}}}{i \omega}$ at the essential singularity $\omega = -ib$ for a while, but it is giving me ...
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Integrating squared absolute value of a complex sequence

I was reading through my book in complex analysis and i encountered this problem. Given, $F=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_nX^n$ is a convergent power series with radius of convergence R. We are asked to show ...
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How to prove error function $\mbox{erf}$ is entire (i.e., analytic everywhere)?

How do I prove the error function $$ \mbox{erf}(z) = \frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}} \int_{0}^{z} e^{-t^{2}} dt. $$ is entire? Could you give me some scratch proof?
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Representation of Holomorphic Functions By Exponential

Let $f$ be holomorphic and nonzero on $D_{1}(0)$ the open unit disc. Can we write (for the given domain) $f(z) = e^{h(z)}$ where $h$ is holomorphic? This seems clear using a naive log argument but I'm ...
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Area of Validity of Writing an Exponential Integral as Sum of IntegralSinus and -Cosinus

I'm confused by the two online references shown below. To me, they give different areas of validity of writing an exponential integral as sum of integralsinus and -cosinus. On this Wiki page, I find ...
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Why is every meromorphic function on $\hat{\mathbb{C}}$ a rational function?

I know that an analytic function on $\mathbb{C}$ with a nonessential singularity at $\infty$ is necessarily a polynomial. Now consider a meromorphic function $f$ on the extended complex plane ...
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3 holomorphic functions, sum of absolute values does not have maximum

I have the following problem: Let $f,g,h$ be holomorphic functions (non-constant) in some domain $D$. Show that the function $F(z):=|f(z)|+|g(z)|+|h(z)|$ has no local maximum in this domain $D$. ...
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How to compute the infinite tower of the complex number $i$, that is$ ^{\infty}i$

Let $x = i^{i^{i^{i^{.^{.^{.{^ \infty}}}}}}}$. This is the solution of the equation $i^x - x = 0 $ . I used Euler's identity to find a solution. But I haven't yet found the real and imaginary parts of ...
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Applications of the Residue Theorem to the Evaluation of Integrals and Sums

Evaluate the integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(1 + x^2)^{n+1}} dx. $$ I know that it equals $2\pi i$(the sum of the residues; at $z_k$) where $z_k$ are the poles of the function. I ...
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An entire function with two periods

Can anybody help me with this question: If $f(z)$ is an entire periodic function and it has to periods $2$ and $2i$, how can I find all other periods?
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Domination of complex-value polynomial by highest power.

The problem: Let $P(n)$ be a polynomial of degree $n$. Let $$M(r):= \underset{|z|\le r}{\mbox{sup}} \hspace{2mm} \left|P(z)\right|.$$ I desire to establish that $$r\mapsto \frac{M(r)}{r^n}$$ for ...
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Computing $\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sin x}{x} \mathrm{d}x$ with residue calculus

This refers back to the integral of $\frac{\sin(x)}x = \frac\pi2$ already posted. How do I arrive at $\frac\pi2$ using the residue theorem? I'm at the following point: $$\int \frac{e^{iz}}{z} - \int ...
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Fourier transform of $f(x)=\frac{1}{x^2+6x+13}$

How to find the Fourier transform of the following function: $$f(x)=\frac{1}{x^2+6x+13}$$
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Show that an entire function bounded by $|z|^{10/3}$ is cubic

Question: Let $f$ be an entire function such that $|f(z)|\leq1+2|z|^{10/3}$ for all z. Prove that $f$ is a cubic polynomial Thoughts so far: Using a corollary of Liouville's theorem, we know that we ...
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convergence of a particular series

Let be $ \Lambda\subseteq \mathbb C$ a lattice, I don't understand why the series $$\sum_{\lambda\in\Lambda\setminus\{0\}} \frac{1}{|\lambda|^s}$$ converges for $s>2$. Can someone help me?
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Infinite sum involving ascending powers

I was working on a problem involving finite differences and came across the following sum as a general solution to a problem I was working with $$ 1 + x + \frac{1}{1 + a}x^2 + \frac{1}{1 + a} ...
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a generalization of normal distribution to the complex case: complex integral over the real line

How to prove $\int_{\mathbb{R}} e^{-\frac{(x+it)^2}{2}}dx=\sqrt{2\pi}$ for any $t\in \mathbb{R}$? I only obtained the case that $t=0$, $\int_{\mathbb{R}} e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}}dx=\sqrt{2\pi}$. Thanks.
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If $f(z)g(z) = 0$ for every $z$, then $f(z) = 0$ or $g(z) = 0$ for every $z$.

This is for homework, and I would really appreciate a hint. The question states "If $f$ and $g$ are holomorphic on some domain $\Omega$ and $f(z)g(z) = 0$ for every $z \in \Omega$, then $f(z) = 0$ ...
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criterions for holomorphic functions

What are the criterions for holomorphic functions except $\frac{\partial f}{\partial \overline z}=0$ and $f$ has a power series extension? I was considering the problem, which is the extension of a ...
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How to derive the following identity?

The book Irresistible Integrals by George Boros and Victor Moll on page 204 has the following identity $\displaystyle \frac{1}{1+x}=\prod_{k=1}^{\infty}\left(\frac{k+x+1}{k+x} \times ...
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complex integration, how to evaluate it?

I have this exercise: Show that if $|a| < r <|b|$, then $\int_\gamma \! \frac{1}{(z-a)(z-b)} \, \mathrm{d}z=\frac{2\pi i}{a-b}$, where $\gamma$ denotes the circle centered at the origin, ...
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On a conformal mapping

I was asked to find a one-to-one analytic map $f$ of unit disc $\mathbb{D}\subset \mathbb{C}$ so that $\mathbb{D}$ is mapped to $\{(x,y):y<x^2\}$. I thought the core procedure could be done by ...
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How to construct this Laurent series?

How do I construct the following Laurent series (clipped off Wolfram Alpha)? I know that the numerator can be written as $-1+\frac{\pi}2 z-...$ Alternatively (without the Laurent series), how can I ...
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The meaning of a notation from complex analysis

I have read the book Function Theory of Several Complex Variables of Krantz.But there is a notation I don't know what's it meaning. Can somebody give me a definition.Thank you. The notation is ...
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Understanding the Definition of $\int_\gamma f\ \overline{dz}$

Definitionally, we have that $$ \int_\gamma f\ \overline{dz} = \overline{\int_\gamma \overline{f}\ dz} $$ Now let $\int_\gamma f\ dz = w = x +yi$. Question 1: Is it not the case that $\int_\gamma ...
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Can someone please explain the Riemann Hypothesis to me… in English?

I've read so much about it but none of it makes a lot of sense. Also, what's so unsolvable about it?
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Complex analysis is more “real” than real analysis

In physics, in the past, complex numbers were used only to remember or simplify formulas and computations. But after the birth of quantum physics, they found that a thing as real as "matter" itself ...
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Picard's Little Theorem Proofs

Picard's little theorem says that If there exist two complex numbers $a,b$ such that $f: \Bbb{C} \to \Bbb{C}\setminus \{a,b\}$ is holomorphic then $f$ is constant. I am interested in proofs for ...
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Fractal behavior along the boundary of convergence?

The complex power series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{z^{n^2}}{n^2}$$ has radius $1$ (Ratio Test) and is absolutely convergent along $|z|=1$. Recalling something that my calculus professor (Ray Mayer, ...
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Topology and analytic functions

Is there a topology T on the set of complex numbers such that the class of T-continuous functions and the class of analytic functions coincide.
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on the boundary of analytic functions

Suppose I have a function $f$ that is analytic on the unit disk $D = \{ z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| < 1 \}$ that is also continuous up to $\bar{D}$. If $f$ is identically zero on some segment of of the ...
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How does a branch cut define a branch?

I am studying complex analysis and I have problem understanding the concept of branch cut. The lecture draw this as some curve that starts from a point and goes on and on in some direction (for ...
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Integral $\int_0^\infty \frac{\sqrt{\sqrt{\alpha^2+x^2}-\alpha}\,\exp\big({-\beta\sqrt{\alpha^2+x^2}\big)}}{\sqrt{\alpha^2+x^2}}\sin (\gamma x)\,dx$

I am having trouble showing this equality is true$$ \int_0^\infty \frac{\sqrt{\sqrt{\alpha^2+x^2}-\alpha}\,\exp\big({-\beta\sqrt{\alpha^2+x^2}\big)}}{\sqrt{\alpha^2+x^2}}\sin (\gamma ...
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From the series $\sum_{n=1}^{+ \infty} \left(H_{n}-\ln n-\gamma -\frac{1}{2n}\right)$ to $\zeta(\frac{1}{2}+it)$

Here is a pretty series $$ \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{+ \infty} \left(H_{n}-\ln n-\gamma -\frac{1}{2n}\right)=\frac{1}{2} \left(1-\ln (2\pi)+\gamma\right) \quad (*) $$ where $H_{n}:=\sum_{1}^{n} ...
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What would be the value of $\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{an^2+bn+c}$

I would like to evaluate the sum $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{an^2+bn+c}$$ Here is my attempt: Letting $$f(z)=\frac{1}{az^2+bz+c}$$ The poles of $f(z)$ are located at $$z_0 = ...
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Zeros of a holomorphic function

Suppose $\Omega$ is a bounded domain in the plane whose boundary consist of $m+1$ disjoint analytic simple closed curves. Let $f$ be holomorphic and nonconstant on a neighborhood of the closure of ...
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Does constant modulus on boundary of annulus imply constant function?

Suppose I have a function $f:\mathbb{C}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$, holomorphic on some neighborhood of an annulus $r\le|z|\le R$, $r<R$. If, for $z\in\{|z|=r\text{ or }|z|=R\}$, $|f(z)|=C$ for some ...
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half iterate of $x^2+c$

I'm looking for literature on fractional iterates of $x^2+c$, where c>0. For c=0, generating the half iterate is trivial. $$h(h(x))=x^2$$ $$h(x)=x^{\sqrt{2}}$$ The question is, for $c>0,$ and ...
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Residue of $z^2 e^{1/\sin z}$ at $z=\pi$

A while back I was working through many problems in Mathews and Walker's Mathematical Methods of Physics. In the appendix is this problem: A-6. Find the residue of the function $z^2 e^{1/\sin z}$ ...
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Difference between $\mathbb C$ and $\mathbb R^2$

What are the basic differences between $\mathbb C$ and $\mathbb R^2$? The points in these two sets are written as ordered pairs, I mean the structure looks similar to me. So what is the reason to ...
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Help with a troublesome double integral

I'm having difficulty with a double integral $$-2i\int_{0}^{\infty}\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{dxdt}{t(e^{2\pi x}-1)(e^{2\pi t/s}-1)}\left[\cos(t\log(1-ix))-\cos(t\log(1+ix))\right]$$ where ...
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When does a complex function have a square root?

I would like to show that there is a holomorphic $f$ on a neighborhood of zero such that $f(z)^2=1-\cos(z)$. In other words, I want to show that $1-\cos(z)$ has a complex square root. I know that ...
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What is the image near the essential singularity of z sin(1/z)?

This was part of a homework problem from J.B. Conway's complex analysis text which I was assigned long ago but didn't get. A few years later I was a TA for a course where the problem was assigned. I ...
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Summation using residues

In reference to this question about showing that the following interesting series takes on the value $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{(2n+1)\operatorname{sinh}((2n+1)\pi)}=\frac{\log(2)}{8}$$ I tried ...
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Integration by means of complex analysis

Dear all: this time I have the integral $$\int_0^\infty\frac{1-\cos x}{x^2(x^2+1)}\,dx$$and we must try to solve it using complex integration, residues, Cauchy's Theorem and the whole lot. (BTW, does ...