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If $f$ is holomorphic, then there is a holomorphic function $h$ such that $e^{h(z)}=f(z)$

Let $f:G\to\mathbb{C}$ denote a holomorphic function over a star-shaped domain $G$ and $f\ne 0$ on $G$. I want to show that it holds $\frac{f'}{f}$ is holomorphic There is a holomorphic function ...
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Justification for exponents other than positive integers

Here's a question that's bothered me ever since highschool, and I've never heard a good answer. I know that mathematicians can define operators to mean whatever they want, as long as their system of ...
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On the equation $\exp(a x+b)=\ln(x)$

I am confronted with: $$\exp(a x+b)=\ln(x)$$ for $a,b$ reals and $a<0$, $b>0$. I need the (unique) solution for $x$. My first target is (if it exists) an analytic solution in terms of ...
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Why is exponentiation defined as $x^y=e^{\ln(x)\cdot y}$?

There are many curves that extend integer exponentiation to larger domains, so why was this one chosen?
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Proof of generalization of a particular limit converging to $e^{\frac{1}{(p-1)^2}}$

I was reading a very old and long article on logarithms in a library it has pages turned yellow and had one pages titled - Tricky problems I managed to solve 5 out of the 6 but I couldn't do this 6th ...
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A non-exponentially bounded analytic function?

A function $f:\mathbb R\to\mathbb R$ is said to be exponentially bounded if there is an $n$ such that for sufficiently large $x\in\mathbb R$, $\exp(\exp(\cdots \exp(x)))>f(x)$ (where the $\exp$ is ...
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Name of the $(-1)^n$ function?

Does the function $f\left(n\right)=\left(-1\right)^n, n \in \mathbb{Z}$ used in a lot of mathematical formulas have a special name ? EDIT: The context of this question is that I need a name for this ...
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Square and square root and negative numbers [duplicate]

Are they equal? -5 = $\sqrt{(-5)^2}$
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How to expand a fraction in powers of $z$ or $\dfrac{1}{z}$, and which to do, in determining Laurent series

I have a function $f(z)=\dfrac{12}{z(2-z)(1+z)}$, I'm trying to find the Laurent series for each of the three annuli. The singularities are at $z = 0$, $z = 2$, and $z = -1$, so I'm looking for three ...
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A weak converse of $AB=BA\implies e^Ae^B=e^Be^A$ from “Topics in Matrix Analysis” for matrices of algebraic numbers.

It is a well known fact that if $A,B\in M_{n\times n}(\mathbb C)$ and $AB=BA$, then $e^Ae^B=e^Be^A.$ The converse does not hold. Horn and Johnson give the following example in their Topics in Matrix ...
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equivalance between two equations with log and exponential

$d > \sigma$ ... (1) $\exp^{-(\frac{d^2}{2\sigma^2})} < 10^{-0.5}$ ... (2) Is (1) <==> (2) true ? EDIT: > replaced by < in the 2nd expression
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How to find a Newton-like approximation for that function?

I want to find the complex fixpoint $t=b^t $ for real bases $b> \eta = \exp(\exp(-1))$. added remark: I'm aware that there is a solution using branches of the Lambert-W-function, but I've no ...