Questions involving complex numbers: numbers of the form $a+bi$ where $i^2=-1$.

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What's more common? Re / Im or Fraktur-R / Fraktur-I for real / imaginary part?

Title says it all. What's more common? Is there one to prefere (maybe due to some norm)? This: $\operatorname{\mathfrak{R}} z, \operatorname{\mathfrak{I}} z$ or that: $\operatorname{Re}z, ...
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Cauchy representation and branch point order

This question is about the nature of branch points which arise in certain Cauchy-integral representations of functions of a single complex argument, $z$. The main application is for dispersion ...
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Solve complex equation with exponential

I have to solve: $$e^{3z}+3ie^{2z}-ie^z+3=0$$ My attempt: Let $0\ne x:=e^z$. Then we can rewrite our equation as: $$x^3+3ix^2-ix+3=0$$ $$ix^2(-ix+3)+(-ix+3)=0$$ $$(-ix+3)(ix^2+1)=0$$ So $x\in ...
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Minimising a sum of roots of unity

Let $n$ be an integer, $n\ge2$. Let $m$ be a positive integer, $m\le n$, having no common factor with $n$. How can we select $m$ distinct complex $n$th roots of unity in such a way as to minimise ...
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Natural extension of the divisor function $\sigma$ to the complex integers $\mathbb{Z}[i]$

The divisor function $\sigma$ of a positive integer $n$ is defined as the sum of the positive divisors of $n$. It turns out that this definition is equivalent to ...
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Evaluate $S=\left|\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\sin n}{i^n \cdot n}\right|$

Evaluate $$ S=\left|\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \dfrac{\sin n}{i^n \cdot n}\right|$$ where $i=\sqrt{-1}$ For this question, I did the following, Let $$ \begin{align*} S &= \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} ...
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Complex Numbers vs. Matrix

I have a line starting at the origin, and i extend it to a point $(a,b)$ in the plane. This thing can be called a vector and be represented as $(a,b), [a\text{ }b]^T$ (column vector) or by ...
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Are points on the complex plane sufficient to solve every solvable equation composed of the hyperoperators, their inverses, and complex numbers?

Some background: I'm programming a maths environment. I'm computer science, so please excuse any probable ignorance and lack of precision in my question. It seems $i$ and complex numbers were ...
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Primality using $\Gamma(x)$

Wilson's theorem states $n \in \mathbb N$ is prime iff$(n-1)! \equiv -1\pmod n$. $\Gamma$-function extends the usual factorial to complex numbers. What are the complex numbers such that $\Gamma(z)+1 ...
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Derivatives of a Dirichlet polynomial

I am new here, so I don't know how this works exactly. If I do something wrong, please let me know. I'd like help to solve a problem I am studying: Let $A$ be finite set of positive integers and ...
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Symmetric Icon Fractals

I have always been fascinated by fractals. But most of all I like the Symmetric Icon fractals. There is a nice book about these fractals, written by Michael Field, called Symmetry in Chaos. I'm ...
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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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Definition of $0^z$, $z$ complex

Usually we define the function $a^b$ over the complexes using the exponential function, as $e^{b\log a}$. This function has some issues with multivalued-ness, but it still more or less satisfies ...
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Help computing integral of quarter contour

For a project I'm working on I need to solve the following integral. Can anyone help me tackle this challenge? The Integral: $$ \beta \int_{\pi}^{\pi/2} {i k^2 r e^{i \theta} + ikr^2 e^{2i\theta} ...
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Why does the Mandelbrot shape show up in other fractals?

In the pictures below, the Collatz map fractal includes parts resembling the Mandelbrot set. Why? Do other fractals do so? The Mandelbrot set From Wikimedia Commons Part of the Collatz map fractal ...
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Can you prove that the $13$ first zeros of $(r\zeta(r+\Im i))^2$ have real part $r=\frac{1}{2}$, assuming LeClaire's approximation?

Can you prove using double series reversion that the $13$ first zeros of $(r\zeta(r+\Im i))^2$ have real part $r=\frac{1}{2}$ (as their convergent), with initial guess for the real part $r$ to be ...
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What are applications of Lagrange's identity?

I recently proved for homework the following identity on $\mathbb{C}$: if $a_1, \ldots , a_n, b_1, \ldots, b_n\in\mathbb{C}$, then $$ \left|\sum_{i=1}^na_ib_i\right|^2 = ...
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How to solve this equation in $ \mathbb{C} $?

From a small simple calculation , we get the following formulas: $ \begin{cases} e^x = \Big( \displaystyle \sum_{n \geq 0} \frac{x^{3n}}{(3n)!} \Big) + \Big( \displaystyle \sum_{n \geq 0} ...
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Limits of sequences connected with real and complex exponential

Let us denote $S_{n}(x)=1+\frac{x}{1 !}+\frac{x^{2}}{2!}+ ... + \frac{x^{n}}{n!}$. How could be calculated the limit $$L(x)=\lim_{n\to \infty}\frac{S_{n}(n x)}{e^{n x}}=\lim_{n\to ...
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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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Convergence of a complex function

I need to proof if the following function is bounded and convergent. $f(n)=\left(\frac{10+in}{n^{2}+2in}\right)^{n}$ Status: This should be correct. Can anybody confirm this? I tried it with ...
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Random Sampling of vectors on the Complex Unit Sphere

This is my first post in these forums. Working in Mathematica, I would like to generate a large number (10000) of randomly sampled vectors on the complex unit sphere in n dimensions. I am not ...
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Is the exponential function the one this problem is hinting at?

Suppose that $f$ is holomorphic on all of $\mathbb{C}$ and that $$\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \left(\frac{\partial}{\partial z}\right)^nf(z)$$ exists, uniformly on compact sets, and that this limit ...
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Problem on Complex numbers involving a point on a Circle

Question: The Complex number $z$ is represented by the point $T$ in the Argand Diagram.Given that $$z =\frac{1}{3+it}$$ where $t$ is a variable, show that i) as $t$ varies, $T$ lies on a circle, and ...
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How can I integrate this zeta function expression?

Can you integrate this function: $$f(k)=\exp\left(-\Re\left(\sum\limits_{n=1}^{n=scale} \frac{1}{n} \zeta(1/2+i \cdot k)\sum\limits_{d|n} \frac{\mu(d)}{d^{(1/2+i \cdot k-1)}}\right)\right)$$ with ...
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Complex root notation

Is there a standardized way to distinguish between real and complex roots? In other words, is there a convention about how to I formally write that I expect $\sqrt[3]1$ to be solved in $\mathbb C$, ...
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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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Subgroups of $P=\{z\in\mathbb{C} : z^{2n}=1 \;\mbox{for some}\; n\geq 0\}$

Investigate the subgroups of $P$ where $$P=\{z\in\mathbb{C} : z^{2n}=1 \;\mbox{for some}\; n\geq 0\}.$$ In particular, investigate the finitely generated subgroups and the infinite subgroups. ...
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Prove (*) by induction on k.

Challenge: For linear systems with constant coefficients, in some sense we "never need more" than the so-called exponential polynomials, meaning expressions in the form $$\sum_{i=1}^m ...
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Illustrations of a line and a curve intersecting for complex field

Are there nice illustrations on the Net of say $y=a·x+b$ and $y=x^2$ intersecting where x and y are complex? I'm thinking of the amplitude of y being depicted as height above the complex plane with ...
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On the distribution of unimodular matrices generated by the Hermite normal form

A problem I'm currently considering requires me to generate (pseudo-)random Gaussian integer matrices with Gaussian integer matrix inverses. By analogy with an algorithm I know for generating random ...
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Solve Intergal Equation of form g.u1=Int(K.u2) for u1 and u2

I'm trying to find a solution to a differential equation of an unusual form: $$g(x) u_1(x)=\int_a^b K(x,y) u_2(y) dy$$ where $g(x)$ and $K(x,y)$ are known and $u_1(x)$ and $u_2(x)$ are complex ...
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Can an ordered field contain complex numbers?

I read a question about ordering of complex numbers, and saw an answer showing that there cannot exist an ordering of the complex numbers because regardless of how $i$ is placed in that order, it ...
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Determine the set of points $M$ of affix of $z\in\mathbb{C}$

Determine the set of points $M$ of affix of $z\in\mathbb{C}$ such that there exists at least one real $t$ satisfying $z^2=t(t-i)$ My attempt: We look for the form $z=x+yi$ and we want there is a ...
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How to express vectors with more than 2 components in complex coordinates

It is straightforward to extend the notion of a 2D vector in the Cartesian x,y plane to 3D (x,y,z) or to any D. Sometimes it is useful to express vectors in the complex plane, where the 2D vector has ...
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Laurent Series Expansion of $e^{z+\frac{1}{z}}$ about $z_0=0$

As the question title states, I'm tasked with finding the Laurent series expansion for $e^{z+\frac{1}{z}}$ about $z_0=0$. My approach is as follows. $$ \begin{align*} ...
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Finding the set {$z\in \mathbb{C}|2z+2i-3\in [0,\infty)$}

This is how I tried this but not really sure: {$z\in \mathbb{C}|2z+2i-3\in [0,\infty)$}$\implies${$z\in \mathbb{C}|2z+2i\in [3,\infty)$}$\implies${$z\in \mathbb{C}|z+i\in [3/2,\infty)$}. Now if ...
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If the sum of absolute values of complex numbers is at least $1$, then some subset of these numbers has absolute value at least $C$

There is a challenging problem in a book of mine on complex analysis, and I seriously do not even know where to start. I'm more than sure I don't properly understand the problem. Prove that there ...
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On the criterion of convergence of infinite products of complex numbers

I have troubles in understanding the proof of the criterion which states that an infinite product exists iff the series of the complex logarithms of the terms of the product converges. In particular, ...
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Proof of Cauchy-Riemann equations using differentials as quotients?

In my analysis 2 book the proof goes like this: If a complex function $f = P(x,y) + iQ(x,y)$ is differentiable at a point $z$, then $$ \lim_{\Delta z \to 0} \frac{f(z + \Delta z) - f(z)}{\Delta z} ...
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Irrational Roots of Complex Numbers

Given a complex number $e^{ix}$, the nth root can be computed using Euler's formula: $$e^{i(x + 2k\pi)/n} = \cos((x+2k\pi)/n)+i \sin((x+2k \pi)/n).$$ If $n$ is an irrational number, can $k$ vary ...
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A hard Conformal Mapping problem

I am trying to construct a conformal map from $R = \{z \in \mathbb{C} : -1 < Re(z) < 1$ and $Im{(z)} > 0\} \cap \{z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| > 1\}$ to the unit disk $\mathbb{D}$. I am really ...
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Factorial of Complex Values

Since the gamma function is an analytic continuation of the factorial function, we can find the factorial of complex values. How does one go about doing so? I've looked far and wide on the internet ...
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How the total order property of $\mathbb{R}$ is related to not being algebraicaly closed?

The field of real numbers $\mathbb{R}$ is total-ordered and not algebraicaly closed, the field of complex numbers $\mathbb{C}$ is not ordered but is algebraicaly closed. Intuitively how these two ...
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Imaginary number in relativistic speeds

I am layman in field of mathematics but when I was reading about theory of special relativity I have come across speed limit of light and the book said that no one can cross that limit because ...
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Complex integral and parametrization of a circle

I am trying to compute the following integral of $$\int \frac{1}{z^3+3} dz$$ over a circle of radius $2$, centerd at $(2,0)$. Thus I am trying to compute the residue and have found that the function ...
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For which $m$ is this sum of roots of unity $0$?

A professor at my university gave me the following problem: For what real values of $m$ do we have $$L=\lim_{N\to\infty}\frac{1}{N}\sum_{k=1}^Ne^{2\pi ik^3m}=0$$ If $m$ is rational, expressed ...
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Algebraic Variety compact cohomology and singular cohomology.

Given an algebraic variety $X$ defined over the complex numbers and its compact cohomology $H^i_c(X)$, under what conditions it is possible to compute its singular cohomology $H^i(X)$.
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Real-valued Irreducible Representations of Lie Groups

I'm interested in the real-valued irreducible representations of a number of Lie groups. For concreteness I'll use the group $M(2)$ of Euclidean motions, which can be parameterized as follows: $$ g(t, ...
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Find a holomorphic function that satisfies this equation

Let $f:\mathbb{C}\times\mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ denote a function that satisfies the following equation: $$f(w,z+1)=w^{f(w,z)}$$ Is there a unique holomorphic function $f$ that satisfies this ...