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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Analytic function with a non-essential singularity at $\infty$ reduces to a polynomial.

Show that a function $f(z)$, which is analytic in the whole plane and has a non-essential singularity at $\infty$ reduces to a polynomial. This question has been asked previously and I have gone ...
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Why does Conway define conformal maps in this way?

I'm reading Conway's complex analysis book and on page 46 the author defines conformal maps: This makes me think why he didn't define conformal maps as usual, i.e., as a function with angle ...
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Branch points and Riemann surfaces (analytic continuation),

Take probably the most typical example: $$f(z) = \sqrt{1-z^2}$$ This function uses the (complex) logarithm to define it: $$e^{\large \frac{1}{2}log(1-z^2)}$$ $$e^{\large \frac{1}{2}[ln|1-z^2| + ...
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Three-gap problem, easy version.

Let $N$ be a positive integer and $\theta$ an angle in $(0, 2\pi)$. Consider the map$$f: \{0, 1, 2, \dots, N-1, N\} \to \text{unit circle}, \text{ }f(k) = k\theta \text{ }(\text{mod } 2\pi).$$Show ...
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invert a ''polynomial'' with poles (sounds ridiculous, but please refer to the details)

I recently encountered some polynomial inversion in some physics literature, the simplified version would be the following: $$f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} f_nx^n=\frac{g(x)}{(x-x_1)(x-x_2)}$$ where ...
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Zeros on the boundary of analytic functions

If $f$ is analytic in $\{z\in \mathbb{C}, \Im z>0\}$, and continuous in $\{z\in \mathbb{C}, \Im z\ge 0\}$. I'm curious about the structure of the set $$ E=\{z\in \mathbb{R},~~ f(z)=0\} $$ When ...
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Which version of Taylor Theorem is this?

Suppose $X$ is a random variable and $\psi(t)=E[\exp(itX)]$ is its characteristic function. Let $K(t)$ be the principal value of the logarithm of $\psi(t)$. Suppose further that ...
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Good plan for studying Fourier Analysis?

I am planning to study Fourier Analysis from a mathematical point of view. I know that there are some pre-requisites, such as, elements of Functional Analysis and Complex Analysis. However, I would ...
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Cauchy Riemann Equations — Polar Coordinates

I want to show that the statement $f$ analytic and the Cauchy-Riemann equations in polar form are satisfied are equivalent statements. If we express $z$ in polar coordinates then $z = re^{i\theta}$ ...
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Integral of $e^{ix^2}$

How does one evaluate $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{ix^2} dx$$ I know the trick how to evaluate $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-x^2}dx$ but trying to apply it here I get a limit which does not converge: ...
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Complex line integration with assumptions

Let $f: \mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C} $ be a holomorphic function with $$ \lim_{\lvert z \rvert\to\infty} \frac{f(z)}{z^{n-1}} = 0$$ for some $n\in\mathbb{N}$. How can I prove that $$ \lim_{r\to\infty} ...
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An example of a curve with all indexes

Give an example of a closed rectifiable curve $\gamma$ in $\mathbb{C}$ such that for every $k\in\mathbb{Z}$ there is some $a$ out of the curve such that $n(\gamma;a)=k$. Here, $n(\gamma;a)$ is ...
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Contour Integral of Square root Function. Branch Cuts

I am doing a physics problem and have come across a contour integral that I just don't know how to solve. I do not have the complex analysis background and I am wondering if anyone can explain how to ...
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Can I split this integral to a sum over three contours?

I have the following integral $$ Z = \frac{1}{2\pi i} \int dx \, \frac{1}{(x-a_1)(x-a_2)(x-a_3)}\times \frac{1}{(x+\epsilon - a_1)(x + \epsilon - a_2)(x+ \epsilon - a_3)} $$ and this integral has ...
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Exact value of Gauss Sum

When I was studying quadratic reciprocity, my number theory professor used the following result without proof: $$S(n)=\sum^{n-1}_{x=0}\exp\left(\frac{2\pi ix^2}{n}\right)=\begin{cases} ...
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Fundamental theorem of algebra in different functional form

Consider the polynomial function: $f(x)=c_0+c_1x+c_2 x^2+\cdots+c_{n-1}x^{n-1}+x^n$, with $x$ and $c_0,c_1,c_2,\ldots,c_{n-1}$ are complex numbers. $|f(x)|$ is continuous and there exists closed and ...
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Example of Saddle-Point method

I am trying to solve using the saddle point method (large a>0): $$I(\alpha)= \int_{-i\pi/2}^{\pi/2}dz\, (1+z^2)e^{-a\cos(z)}$$ So I find that the point I want to expand about is z=0, because ...
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Proving minimum modulus theorem using the maximum modulus theorem

I have been trying to prove minimum modulus theorem using the maximum modulus theorem. The problem statement is $f$ is continuous on a closed bounded region $R$ and it is analytic and not constant ...
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$f(z)=\sum a_n z^n$ ($a_n\geq0$) with radius of convergence $1$. Prove that $1$ is a singular point of $f$.

$f(z)=\sum a_n z^n$ ($a_n\geq0$) with radius of convergence $1$. Prove that $1$ is a singular point of $f$. I proved that $f$ converges on the unit circle. I tried to use uniqueness theorem to ...
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Order of zero for $\sin(z^2)$ about $z=\sqrt{\pi}$

What's the order of the zero $z=\sqrt{\pi}$ for the complex function $f(z)=\sin{(z^2)}$? Here my take... Letting $w = z^2$ such that $f(w)=\sin w$, we want the order of the zero $w=\pi$. Expanding ...
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Approximating $(1+\frac{1}{z})^z$ where $|z|$ is large

I know that $$\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty}\left(1+\frac{1}{x}\right)^x=e$$ Is there an equivalent in complex analysis for $$\lim_{|z|\rightarrow \infty}\left(1+\frac{1}{z}\right)^z=?$$
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Classify entire functions satisfying $|f(z)|\leq (1+|z|)^2$

I have to classify entire functions satisfying $|f(z)|\leq (1+|z|)^2$ for all $z\in \mathbb{C}$. Using Cauchy integral's formula, I've shown that $f^{(3)}=0$. Thus $f(z)=a+bz+cz^2$ for some $a,b,c ...
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A question about the proof of $(z_1z_2)^a=z_1^az_2^a$

For $z_1,z_2\in \mathbb C$ if $\Im(z_1z_2)>0$ and $\Im(z_2)\ge 0$ prove that $(z_1z_2)^a=z_1^az_2^a$ , for $a$ is any real. I proved it like this: $z_1^az_2^a=\exp(a\log z_1)\exp(a\log ...
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Let $h(z) = g(f(z))$. If two of the three functions $f$, $g$, and $h$ are holomorphic and non-constant, must the third also be holomorphic?

If $h$ and $g$ are holomorphic it seems like the answer is no. Let $f(z) = f(re^{i\theta}) = \sqrt re^{i\theta/2}$ for $\theta \in [0,2\pi)$, and let $g(z)=z^2$. Then $f$ is discontinuous on the ...
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Three and a half basic questions on the Weil restriction of scalars

I am currently trying to get familiar with the Weil Restriction functor. For a finite field extension $L|K$ it associates a variety over $K$ to every variety $X$ over $L$ as the representing object ...
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A difficult integral $\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin 2t}{1+t^3}\, {\rm d}t$

Here is an integral that I want to see a different approach: $$\int_0^{\infty} \frac{\sin 2t}{1+t^3}\, {\rm d}t$$ Well, for someone who is deeply aware of the exponential integral function and the ...
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Is there a class of functions which is analagous to complex analytic functions?

As far as I am aware it is known that for any complex analytic function, the gradient of the real part of the function and the gradient of the imaginary part of the function are at right angles. For ...
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Is my proof of linear fractional transformations correct?

a) Prove that the most general $1-1$ conformal map of the upper half-plane onto itself is of the form $$z \to \frac{az+b}{cz+d}$$ where $a,b,c,d \in \mathbb{R}$ and $ad-bc =1$. b) Let $f$ be a $1-1$ ...
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Find $\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{d\theta}{2\pi\cos^{2n}(\theta)} \ n=1,2,3,\dots$ via Residue Theorem

So the question is as follows: Use the Residue Theorem to calculate $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{1}{2\pi\cos^{2n}(\theta)} d\theta \quad\quad n=1,2,3,\dots.$$ Now I believe the first step would be to use the ...
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Nontrivial homomorphisms from G to T

Let $G$ be a compact metric abelian group. $T$ be the circle group. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be the set of all finite linear combinations of continuous homomorphisms from $G \to T$. I want to show ...
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Is this function, a sum of one term and a convergent series, analytic?

$$(\frac{1}{z} + \sum z^n)$$ for 0<|z|<1. This is for complex variables. So, the series, convergent for the above domain of definition, always represents an analytic function. What about the ...
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A Question on Maximum Modulus Principle

Let $h : \mathbb C \to \mathbb C$ be an analytic function such that $h(0) = 0; h( \frac{1}{2 }) = 5$, and $|h(z)| < 10$ for $|z| < 1.$ Then, conclude that (a) the set $ \{z : |h(z)| ...
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Using Rouche to find zeros of a polynomial

Given $P(z)=z^6+3z^4+z^2+z+9$, prove that all its zeros are contained in the annulus $1<|z|<2$, and find how many of them are in the first quadrant. I have been able to prove that they are ...
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L'Hospital's rule for analytic functions of complex variable

Is there L'Hospital's rule for analytic functions of complex variable? If yes where can I find it, in what books, and how to prove it?
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Does convergence of power series on radius of convergence imply absolute convergence?

Let $R$ be radius of convergence of power seires $\displaystyle\sum_{k}a_kz^k$. If the power series converges for all $|z|=R$, can we say that it converges absolutely on the radius of convergence? I ...
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$f_n\to f$ iff for each closed rectifiable curve $f_n (z) \to f (z)$ uniformly for $z$ in the trace of the curve

I'd like to know if the following exercise is correct. I'm not completely sure about the last point but also I don't know what more I'd say. I really appreciate corrections or any suggestion you can ...
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Should a certain entire function be a polynomial?

Assume $f$ is an entire function such that $$\lim_{z\to\infty}\frac{|f'(z)|}{1+|f(z)|^2}=0,$$ then should $f$ be a polynomial? Picard's Theorem proves this instantly; which states: Let $f$ be a ...
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Does a Plancherel-style theorem for the Hardy space $\mathcal{H}^2(\mathbb{T})$ exist?

I am working on a problem regarding Toeplitz operators, and it involves trying to prove $\mathcal{H}^2$ boundedness of the operator (defined in terms of its Fourier coefficients). Now normally when I ...
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If $f$ is harmonic on $G$ and $f\big|_U=0,$ then $f\equiv0$

Let $G\subset\mathbb C$ be a connected open set, and let $f:G\to\mathbb R$ be harmonic. If there is an nonempty open set $U\subset G$ s.t. $f\big|_U=0$ then $f\equiv0.$ In the proof $N:=\{z\in ...
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Using term-by-term Integration to solve LaPlace Transforms

I am attempting to use term by term integration to find the LaPlace transform of $$u(t) = \frac{sin(t)}{t}H(t)$$ The LaPlace transform is going to be $\int_0^\infty \frac{sin(t)e^{-st}}{t}$. Every ...
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Is there a spherical coordinates system for vectors of complex numbers?

Suppose I have a scalar field $f(\vec{x})$, where $\vec{x}\in\mathbb{R}_3$, and I wish to average $f$ over a sphere $|\vec{x}|=R$: $\displaystyle\langle f\rangle_{R} = \frac{\int_{S} f(\vec{x})\, ...
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Computing an integral using residues

I am trying to find an integral: $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{e^{-\sqrt{(x^2 + 1)}}}{(x^2 + 1)^2}\,\mathrm dx$$ I went about applying contour integral over a semicircle with diameter along $ x = ...
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Interpreting and understanding the identity $e^{iz} = \cos(z) \pm \sqrt{\cos^2(z) - 1}$

A question in my complex analysis book (Gamelin's "Complex Analysis", question I.8.7) asks me to prove that $e^{iz} = \cos(z) \pm \sqrt{\cos^2(z) - 1}$. Using the identity $\cos(z) = \frac{e^{iz} + ...
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Construct holomorphic function from harmonic function

Let $h$ be a real valued harmonic function on the twice punctured plane $Ω=\Bbb C \setminus \{0, 1\}$. Show that there exist unique real numbers $a_0, a_1$ such that $$u(z)=h(z)−a_0 \log |z|−a_1 \log ...
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Finding the coefficients of the Weirestrass $\wp$ function.

I am trying to find the coefficients of the $\wp$-function. Right now I have the Laurent series about the pole $ z = 0$: $$\wp(z) = \frac{c_{-n}}{z^n} + \cdots + \frac{c_{-1}}{z} + c_0 + c_1 z + ...
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On the importance of the Riesz–Markov–Kakutani representation theorem.

I am following big Rudin and I have arrived at the representation theorem. Before doing the full long proof I would like to know what results are based on this theorem that for completeness I state ...
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Prove Laurent Series Expansion is Unique

Suppose that $f$ is holomorphic on $A=\{r<|z|<R\}$, where $0\le r<R\le \infty$. Suppose that there are two series of complex numbers $(a_n)_{n\in{\mathbb Z}}$ and $(b_n)_{n\in\mathbb Z}$ such ...
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what is the the value of $\frac{a^2}{b+c}+\frac{b^2}{c+a}+\frac{c^2}{a+b}$

If $\frac{a}{a+i}+\frac{b}{b+1}+\frac{c}{c+1}=1$ then what is the the value of $\frac{a^2}{b+c}+\frac{b^2}{c+a}+\frac{c^2}{a+b}$ here I got $a=0$ and $bc=1$, when $ bc\neq 0$ but then I cant ...
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Finding residues of rational functions with extremely large powers

$h(z)=\frac{5z^{2015} + 7z^{2010} - 38z^5 + z^4 - 2z^3 + 5}{7z^{2016} + 2z^{2013} - 6z^8 + 3z^7 + z^5 - 4z^2 - z + 111}$ Find the sum of the residues of h at its poles in $C$ How do I find the ...
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How to recover complex function on $\mathbb C$ from integral equation?

Let $f:\mathbb C \to \mathbb C$ be a continuous function with the form $f(z)= z\tilde{f}(|z|)$ for all $z\in \mathbb C,$ where $\tilde{f}$ is a real function defined on $(0, \infty).$ We define ...