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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Independently analytic and continuous, but not jointly continuous?

In Bak/Newman's "Complex Analysis", they write: 17.9 Theorem Suppose $\phi(z,t)$ is a continuous function of $t$, with $b \ge t \ge a$, for fixed $z$ and an analytic function of $z \in D$ for ...
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Is the set connected?

Let $E$ be a compact set in the plane whose complement $\Omega$ is connected.Let $A$ is the interior of $E$,$B$ is some component of $A$. Can I assert the complement of the closure of $B$ is ...
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Historical context: The Fresnel integrals

The evaluation of the Fresnel integrals has been done a plethora of times both on this site, and numerous other places. The two main ways of evalutating these integrals has either been with some ...
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Is there a simple and fast way of computing the residue at an essential singularity?

Is there a simple and fast way of computing the residue at an essential singularity ? I mean if we have a pole of order $n$ at $c$ we can use the formula : $$\mathrm{Res}(f,c) = \frac{1}{(n-1)!} ...
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the partial fraction of ${\pi}\cot{\pi}z$ from the partial fraction of $\frac{\pi^{2}}{\sin^{2}{\pi}z}$

I want to deduce the equation $${\pi}\cot{\pi}z=\frac{1}{z}+ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{2z}{z^{2}-n^{2}}$$ where the convergence is uniform on compact subsets of $\mathbb{C}-\mathbb{Z}$ from the ...
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Has anyone used Complex Analysis in the Spirit of Lipman Bers as their textbook?

I have free access to many Springer books from my library, which includes Complex Analysis In the Spirit of Lipman Bers. From what I've seen, it's a decent book that introduces the subject. ...
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How do I study Stein & Shakarchi's Complex Analysis

I'm currently self-studying some complex analysis. My background is limited: single- and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, introductory Fourier analysis and matrix theory. Each course, with ...
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The Schwarz reflection principle and harmonic function (Big Rudin chapter 11)

In his book page 250 Exer 11: Suppose that $I=[a,b]$,$\Omega$ is a region ,$I\subset\Omega$,$f$ is continuous in $\Omega$,and $f\in H(\Omega-I)$,prove that actually $f\in H(\Omega)$. If I follow the ...
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Integrate: $\int\limits_0^\infty{\frac{x^{n-2}}{b\left(1+ ~a x^{\frac{n-1}{n-2}}\right)} \sin{(x b)}~ dx}$

I am trying to solve the integral: $\int\limits_0^\infty{\frac{x^{n-2}}{b\left(1+ ~a x^{\frac{n-1}{n-2}}\right)} \sin{(x b)}~ dx}$ where $x$ is real and $a, b, n$ are positive real constants. I ...
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on the convergence of a certain integral

If I have an entire function $\phi$ such that it is of exponential order zero. I.e for all $\rho > 0$ we get $|\phi(s)|\le C_\rho e^{|s|^{\rho}}$. Furthermore, I have an extreme decay in the Taylor ...
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Branch-point order and Cauchy representation

This question is about the nature of branch points which arise in certain Cauchy-integral representations of functions of a single complex argument, $z$. Suppose we have the following representation: ...
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integral of f over curves

Let $a,b \in \mathbb{C}, c \in [a,b]$. Let $f$ be a continuous function on $[a,b]$.Use the definition to show that $\int_{[a,b]} f dz = \int_{[a,c]} fdz + \int_{[c,b]} f dz.$ So, I need to prove this ...
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Geometric Interpretation of Laplace's Equation

Let $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be analytic. In the natural way, let $f = u + vi$ for $u,v : \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. Let $z \in \mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $u$ and $v$ satisfy ...
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Ratio of maximal to minimal jump in the set of angle multiples (corrected)

(This is the corrected version of the question I asked here: Ratio of maximal to minimal jump in the set of angle multiples.) Let $S^1$ be the unit circle in the complex plain. Let $d:S^1\times ...
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How to calculate this residue

How to calculate this residue $$Res\left(\frac{\ln z}{z(z+1)},0\right).$$ Is it $\infty$? And if this could not be calculated, then how to calculate $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x}{e^x+1}dx$$ by changing ...
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In complex analysis, is there a special name for functions that can be written as an infinite product of linear factors?

Let $Z$ denote a subset of $\mathbb{C}$. Then some functions $f : Z \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ have the property that there exist sequences $a,b : \mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ such that for all $z ...
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relation between theta function and weierstrass elliptic function

Let $\Theta(z| \tau) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty \exp (\pi i n^2 \tau + 2 \pi i n z)$ be the Jacobi's theta function, and $$\wp_{\tau}(z)=\frac{1}{z^2}+\sum_{w \in \Lambda^*} ...
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Integral $\int_{0}^\infty\frac {(1-{{e}^{-i (q-p)t}})ln(|p^2-p_0^2|)}{(q-p)({{ p}}^{2}-{{p_1}}^{2})({{p}}^{2}-{{p_2} }^{2})}dp$

I am trying to get a closed form analytic result for the integral $$\int _{0}^{\infty }\!{\frac {\left(1-{{\rm e}^{-i \left( {q}-{p} \right) t}}\right){\rm ln}(|p^2-p_0^2|)}{ ( {q}-{p} ) \left( {{ ...
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Entire function with fixed values at some points

Let $a_1,a_2,\ldots$ be complex numbers such that $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}|a_n|=\infty$. Also, let $b_1,b_2,\ldots$ be complex numbers. I wonder if it's true that there always exist an entire ...
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A problem involves Mittag-Leffler theorem and Weierstass Theorem

$G$ is a region,$\{a_n\}$ and $\{b_m\}$ are two sequence of distinct points in $G$ without limit in G.And $a_n\neq b_m$ for all $n,m$.Let $S_n(z)=\sum_{j=1}^{m_n}\frac{A_{jn}}{(z-a_n)^j} $.We are ...
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Partial fraction development of $\cot \pi z$

"Compute the values $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^2}$ and $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^4}$ by comparison to the partial fraction development of $\cot \pi z$." I'm not sure what "the partial ...
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How can I transform the fuction $x=y$ under the complex function $f(z)=z^2+z$?

How can I transform the fuction $x=y$ under the complex function $f(z)=z^2+z$??? First I define the horizontals and verticals lines of the complex plane. Then if $z=x+iy$ the function ...
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special values of zeta function and L-functions

I was reading in some lectures notes about the Riemann zeta-function which takes on special values: $$\zeta(2) = \sum \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$$ In fact, we can compute even values of the ...
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Do there exist two distinct such points?

Please tell me if my attempt on the following problem will work: Suppose $f(z)$ is analytic in $|z|≤r.$ Do there exist two distinct points $z_0 = re^{iθ_0}$ and $z_1 = re^{iθ_1}$ such that ...
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Integrating the exponential of a complex quadratic matrix

Problem statement I'm trying to do a discretized path integral/functional integral. The integral that I'm stuck with is of the form $$ \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \mathrm{d}^3\vec{x}_1\, ...
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$\mathrm{e}^{-1/x^2}$ real differentiable but not complex differentiable at $x=0$

So I was reading about Laurent series and $\mathrm{e}^{-1/x^2}$ was used as an example. We define the function $f(x) = \mathrm{e}^{-1/x^2}$ for $x \neq 0$ and $f(0)=0$. Then it was stated that, as a ...
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Explicitly realizing Riemann surfaces as a quotient of the upper-half plane

Let $\Sigma_g$ be a Riemann surface of genus $g \ge 2$. Then it is known that $\Sigma_g$ is (holomorphically) a quotient of the upper-half-plane (or unit disk) by a group $\Gamma$ of hyperbolic ...
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Given a meromorphic function (via its Laurent series), how to obtain the (Taylor series of the) two holomorphic functions it is the quotient of?

Since any meromorphic function $f:\mathbb C\to\mathbb C$ can be expressed as the quotient of two entire functions, i.e. $f(z) = \frac{n(z)}{d(z)}$ where the zeros of the denominator $d(z)$ are $f$'s ...
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Analytic Continuation of a nowhere existing Mellin Transform

I'm trying to give sense to the (self-made) statement: The analytic continuation of $\int_0^\infty e^t\;t^{s-1}\;dt$ is holomorphic in $s=0$. At first sight this could seem completely ...
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What is the principal branch of $f(z)=\sqrt{1-z}$, $z\in\mathbb{C}$?

My question is, essencially, about the definition of the principal branch of a function that is not a Logarithm. In this case, $f(z)=\sqrt{1-z}$.
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Is harmonicity preserved when taking limits (normal convergence) on the unit disk.

I'm reading Koosis's book on $H^p$ spaces and have a question. He is proving a $L^p$ version of the Dirichlet problem which states that if $F(t)$ is in $L^p$ on the unit circle then $$ ...
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Separate incomplete elliptic integral into real and imaginary parts

I am working in a problem that involves Incomplete Elliptic Integrals of the First and Second kind of the form $F(\sin^{-1}x~|~m)$ and $E(\sin^{-1}x~|~m)$ where the parameters $m$, $x$ are real ...
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Set of derivatives of a normal family of analytic functions is itself a normal family.

I'm working on a problem that is easily solvable if I can prove the statement in the title. Here's what I've done so far: Given $\mathscr{F}$ a normal family of analytic functions, let ...
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Is a complex polynomial a regular covering? What is its group of deck tranformations?

We know that a complex polynomial $P$ of degree $n$ is an $n$-sheeted covering from $$\{\mathbb{C} - P^{-1}\{\text{critical values of }P\}\} \to \{\mathbb{C} - \{\text{critical values of }P\}\}. $$ ...
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Turning a Line Integral into a Contour one

I'm trying to compute an integral appearing in the article "On Determinants of Laplacians on Riemann Surfaces" of D'Hoker and Phong (page 541). It is as following. Fix $B\in \mathbb{R}_+$ and let ...
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Show that $\int_{\alpha}\frac{1}{z}\, dz=\int_{\beta}\frac{1}{z}\, dz$.

Let $a$ and $b$ be positive real numbers. Define ways $\alpha,\beta\colon [0,1]\to\mathbb{C}$ via $$ \alpha(t):=a\cos(2\pi t)+ia\sin(2\pi t),~~~~~\beta(t):=a\cos(2\pi t)+ib\sin(2\pi t). $$ Show ...
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Is $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{z^2}{z^2 n^2 +1}$ a meromorphic function?

I came across this old exam problem that I think it is a typo but I want to make sure there is not a problem with my knowledge. The problem is show $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{z^2}{z^2 n^2 +1}$$ ...
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What happens to small squares in Riemann mapping?

I have a square $S$, and I want to convert it to the unit disc $D$. The Riemann mapping theorem says that I can to it with a conformal bijective map. But, any such mapping will cause some distortion. ...
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Complex Analysis and Proper Holomorphic Maps

Prove there is no proper holomorphic map from the unit disc into the complex plane. I know as $z$ approaches the boundary of the unit disc, $f(z)$ will approach infinity, hence unbounded. Can we ...
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Infinite differential equations

Let $r\in\mathbb N$ and $f$ be an entire function on $\mathbb C$ such that for every $R\in\mathbb C[z]$, there exist polynomials $P_{i,R}(z)\in\mathbb{C}[z]$ ($0\le i\le r$) not all zero such that, ...
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Fractal derivative of complex order and beyond

Is there some precise definition of "complex (fractal) order derivative" for all complex number? I am aware of the Riemann-Liouville fractional definition given here: Complex derivative but I would ...
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If the product of two analytic functions is zero, then one must be identically zero.

I want to prove this statement: Let $f,g$ be analytic on $D(0,2)$. If $f(z)g(z) = 0$ when $z = 1/n$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$, then either $f \equiv 0$ or $g \equiv 0$ in $D(0,2)$. My attempt: ...
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Series expansions of branches of multivalued functions

In David Wunsch's Complex Variables with Applications, Example 3 on page 266 asks the reader to find a Maclaurin expansion of $f(x)=(z+1)^{1/2}$ where the principal branch is used. The principal ...
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Integral form of $2\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(2k-1)^2-1}{(2k-1)^4+(2k-1)^2+1}$

Being inspired by this post, I've wondered if the infinite series below may be expressed as an intregral. I'm very curious about that. $$2\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(2k-1)^2-1}{(2k-1)^4+(2k-1)^2+1}$$ ...
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Finding a sequence of polynomials that converges uniformly to a holomorphic function on an open set

The following is exercise 13.2 in Rudin's Real & Complex Analysis, which I'm self-studying. Let $\Omega = \{z: |z| < 1 \text{ and } |2z - 1| > 1\}$, and suppose $f \in H(\Omega)$. Must ...
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Zeros of analytic function and limit points at boundary

Let $S$ be the open ball of center $0$ and radius $1$ with $0$ removed in the complex plane. Is the function $f(z)=\sin(1/z)$ a valid example of analytic function defined in an open subspace whose ...
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Residue at an essential singularity

Consider the function $$f(z)=\frac{e^{\frac{1}{z-1}}}{e^z -1}$$ $z_0=1$ is an essential singularity, hence $$f(z)=\displaystyle\sum_{-\infty}^{+\infty}a_n(z-1)^n$$ near to $z_0=1$ and I want to find ...
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Under which hypotheses is switching between sum and integral signs legit?

Which hypotheses are needed to change the order of sum and integral signs? Concrete example: consider the expression $$ ...
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Integration of sine^2 w.r.t. some norm

Let $||x||$ be any norm over $\mathbb R^n$. Let $B_T$ the open ball with radius $T$ w.r.t. to our norm, i.e. all $x\in\mathbb R^n$ such that $||x||<T$. Let $n\in\mathbb N$. How much ...
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Holomorphic analogue of geodesics

Let $X$ be a complex manifold with a Hermitian metric. Is there a "complex" analogue of geodesics on $X$ which is of any interest? For example, is anything known about holomorphic maps $f : \mathbb C ...