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Why isn't several complex variables as fundamental as multivariable calculus?

One typically studies analysis in $\mathbb{R}^n$ after studying analysis in $\mathbb{R}$. Why can't the same be said $\mathbb{C}$?
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Formula for decomposing a form into $(p,q)$ forms

Let $L: \mathbb{C}^n \to \mathbb{C}$ be a real linear map. In other words, $L(a\vec{v}_1+b\vec{v_2}) = aL(\vec{v}_1)+bL(\vec{v}_2)$ for all $a,b \in \mathbb{R}$. Then $L$ decomposes uniquely into a ...
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Show that f is a polynomial

Suppose $f$ is an entire function on $\mathbb{C}^n$ that satisfies for every $\epsilon>0$ a growth-condition $$|f(z)|\leq C_{\epsilon}(1+|z|)^{N_{\epsilon}}e^{\epsilon | \text{Im}\,z|}$$ ...
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$n$ Torus contained in the closure of the image of the unit disc under a holomorphic map?

I have the following question. Does there exists a holomorphic function $\varphi\in\mathcal{O}(\mathbb{D},\mathbb{D}^{n})$ such that $\mathbb{T}^n\subseteq\overline{\varphi(\mathbb{D})},$ where ...
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Characterizing holomorphic functions in $L^2(\Bbb C^n)$

One of my homework problems this week is to "characterize all holomorphic functions in $L^2(\Bbb C^n)$". I'm sorry for not being able to provide much work on my progress, but that is because I really ...
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What is pluripotential theory?

My tutor for electromagnetism showed me a problem about point charges in a disk and their equilibria. He referred me to a subject called "pluripotential theory". I googled it and I did not find what I ...
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Where to learn algebraic analysis

I have been studying categories, sheaf cohomology and complex analysis (the basics since I know just a little). Then recently I tried to find out more about algebraic analysis and these microlocal ...
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Sources on Several Complex Variables

I have searched the past entries about sources on SCV but couldn't find about this topic. If I am not careful enough, sorry for this! We are using Hörmander's book which is really hard to follow. ...
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Holomorphic function of a matrix

A statement is made below. The questions are: (a) Is the statement true? (b) If it is, does it appear in the literature? Here is the statement. For any matrix $A$ in $M_n(\mathbb C)$, write ...
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A ‘strong’ form of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Let $ n \in \mathbb{N} $ and $ a_{0},\ldots,a_{n-1} \in \mathbb{C} $ be constants. By the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, the polynomial $$ p(z) := z^{n} + \sum_{k=0}^{n-1} a_{k} z^{k} \in ...
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A complex valued continuous function which is holomorphic outside of its zeros

Let $D$ be a non-empty connected open subset of $\mathbb{C}^n$. Let $f$ be a complex valued continuous function on $D$. Let $Z$ be the set of zeros of $f$. Suppose $f$ is holomoprphic on $D - Z$. Is ...
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Level sets of holomorphic functions

It is a somewhat well known fact that any closed set (say in the plane) can be realized as the level set of a smooth ($C^\infty$) function, so level sets of smooth functions are as general as they can ...
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Convergence domain: $\{(z,w):|z|^2+|w|^2 < 1\}$

I would like a HINT for this: Exhibit a two variable power series whose convergence domain is the unit ball $\{(z,w):|z|^2+|w|^2 < 1\}$. ($z$ and $w$ are complex numbers.) I think that it ...
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A sequence that tell us if a holomorphic function of several variables is identically zero

Is there any sequence $\{ Z_{\nu} \}_{\nu \in \mathbb{N}}$ in $\mathbb{C}^{n}$, $Z_{\nu} \rightarrow 0$, such that any holomorphic function in $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ which vanishes in $Z_{\nu}$ for all $\nu ...
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Methods for “recognizing” a polynomial of several variables.

If $f(z)$ is an entire function of a single complex variable, then the following are indirect methods for recognizing that $f$ is a polynomial. 1) Show that $f^{(n)}\equiv0$ for some $n\geq0$. 2) ...
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The germ induced by an irreducible polynomial

Let $P\in\mathbb{C}[z_1,z_2,\ldots,z_n]$ be an irreducible polynomial. Let $a\in\mathbb{C}^n$ be such that $P(a)=0.$ Consider the germ of holomorphic functions at the point $a,$ denoted by ...
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A complex problem.

We have a set $S:= \{e^{inr\pi} | n\in\Bbb N\}$. Where r is an irrational number. I wonder whether this set is dense in $\partial D(0,1)$. i.e. I want to see if $\overline S=\partial D(0,1).$ I ...
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How to imagine zeros of an analytic function of several variables

Let $f(z_1,\cdots, z_n)$ be a holomorphic function of several variables in an open subset of $\mathcal C^n$. Let $Z(f)=\{ (z_1,\cdots, z_n) \: | \: f=0\}$ be the zero set of $f$. If $n=1$, the zeros ...
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Why do the Wirtinger derivatives behave like actual partial derivative operators?

Despite the fact that they're not partial derivative operators, the Wirtinger derivatives obey things like the chain rule. Of course I can prove such things by manipulating formulas, but this gives ...
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Branch locus along a smooth curve

Let $f : S \to X$ be a dominant morphism of smooth complex surfaces. Let $C \subset S$ be a smooth curve such that $df$ is of rank $1$ along $C$ and that in a neighborhood of $C$, $df_x$ is an ...
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Is every holomorphic function in a neighborhood of the origin of $C^n$ necessarily bounded?

Is every holomorphic function in a neighborhood of the origin of $C^n$ necessarily bounded? In which case the statement can be true? Thanks in advance
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Why holomorphic injection on $C^n$must be biholomorphic?

This result is certainly right in the 1-dim'l case. But I don't know how to show the general case by induction. Can anyone tell me the detail please?
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Multivariate Residue Theorem?

Is there an extension of the residue theorem to multivariate complex functions? Say you have a function of $n$ complex variables $s_{n}$ and you wish to integrate it over some region in ...
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Weighted $L^2$ Estimates for Domains $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{C}$

EDIT: After mrf's comment below and some discussion with my instructor for the course it was decided that the below was not really an issue. Namely, I went into reading this lecture with the notion ...
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Uniform convergence of the Bergman kernel's orthonormal basis representation on compact subsets

Consider the Bergman kernel $K_\Omega$ associated to a domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb C^n$. By the reproducing property, it is easy to show that $$K_\Omega(z,\zeta) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \varphi_k(z) ...
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holomorphic function is real analytic?

$f$ is a holomorphic function on $\mathbb C^n$. If we regard $f$ as a function $F$ from $\mathbb R^{2n} \to \mathbb R^2$, is it necessarily that $F$ is real analytic?
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Prove that $A$ has Lebesgue measure $0$.

Suppose $G$ is a connected open set of $\mathbb{C}^n$. Prove that: (1). If $f \in$ PSH(G) and $f \not \equiv \infty$ then $A=\{z \in G: f(z)=-\infty\}$ has Lebesgue measure $0$. (2). If $f \in ...
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Polydisc is not biholomorphic to any strictly pseudoconvex domain

I want to prove the poly disc $P=\left\{z\in \mathbb{C}^2 : |z_1|<1,|z_2|<1\right\}$ is not biholomorphic to any strictly pseudo convex domain in $\mathbb{C}^2.$ Can any one provide a hint?
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Explicit counter-example to corona problem

The corona problem is known to fail for the complex polydisk, for dimension greater than 2. Does anyone has an explicit example of such functions?
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Domain of Holomorphy

How to show that $D=\{ |z_1|<1\} \cup \{ |z_2|<1\} \subset \mathbb{C}^2$ is not a domain of holomorphy. What is the smallest domain of holomorphy $ S\supset D $ ? I think we cannot just add the ...
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Openness of a subset in complex 2-plane

Let $U$ be a subset of $\mathbb{C}^{2}$ containing the origin $0$. Assume that for any curve $C$ (an affine variety of dimension 1, maybe singular) passing through $0$ we have $U \cap C$ is ...
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What's the difference between analytic singularity and algebraic singularity?

Let $f$ be a holomorphic function defined in $U\in \mathbb{C}^n$, and $f=0$ gives an analytic variety. Suppose $f$ is irreducible as a germ of holomorphic function in $\mathcal{A}_z$, here $z$ is a ...
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$n$-sheeted branched covering

Michael Artin's algebra let $f(x,y)$ be an irreducible polynomial in $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ which has degree $ n>0$ in the variable $y$. The Riemann surface of $f(x,y)$ is an $n$-sheeted branched ...
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How to find $(-64\mathrm{i}) ^{1/3}$?

How to find $$(-64\mathrm{i})^{\frac{1}{3}}$$ This is a complex variables question. I need help by show step by step. Thanks a lot.
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Zeros of complex function sequence (Application of Rouche's Theorem).

For a given sequence of complex functions: $\phi_n(z)= 1+\frac1n-z-e^{-z}$; here $z\in${$z| Rez>0$}. I want to prove that : (1). $\phi_n $ has a unique zero $z_n$ in the half plane. (i.e. there ...
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Problem related to continuous complex mapping.

We are given with a map $g:\bar D\to \Bbb C $, which is continuous on $\bar D$ and analytic on $D$. Where $D$ is a bounded domain and $\bar D=D\cup\partial D$. 1) I want to show that: ...
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Multidimensional complex integral of a holomorphic function with no poles

I am looking for a generalization of the Cauchy integral theorem. I know that there are generalizations of the Cauchy integral formula (eg the Bochner-Martinelli formula), but I do not know if this ...
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If $f$ is $C^{\infty}$ and $f^2$ is analytic, then $f$ is analytic.

Assume that $f:\mathbb{C}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is a $C^{\infty}$ function such that $f^2$ is (complex) analytic. Then show that $f$ is analytic. Now, when we consider the question for functions ...
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Holomorphic extension of a function to $\mathbb{C}^n$

I am stuck at the following question : Let $f$ be a holomorphic function on $\mathbb{C}^n \setminus \{(z_1, z_2, \ldots, z_n) | z_1=z_2=0\}$. Show that $f$ can be extended to a holomorphic function ...
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Multivariate analytic function property

Suppose function $F: \mathbb{C}^n \to \mathbb{C}$ is analytic everywhere and in every coodinate; i. e. for any $q \in \mathbb{C}^n$ and for any $j \in \{1,2,\ldots,n\}$ function $f_{q,j}: \mathbb{C} ...
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Extension of biholomorphic map to the boundary in higher dimension

Well I was thinking on this problem, any idea to progress will be gladly accepted, Let $f:\Omega\rightarrow V$ be a biholomorphic map where $\Omega$ and $V$ are bounded open set in $\mathbb{C}^n$ with ...
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Connected Reinhardt Domain which is not complete

Can i have an example of connected Reinhardt domain in $C^n$ which contains zero. But it is not complete. Complete means: For $w= (w_1,..w_n)\in D$, if $z$ is such that $|z_j|\leq |w_j$ for all $j$ ...
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Irreducible polynomial and the zero set of its derivative

Let $P$ be a polynomial in $\mathbb{C}[z_1,z_2,...,z_n].$ Consider the derivative of $P,$ $D_{\mathbb{C}}P$, as a holomorphic map from $\mathbb{C}^n$ to $\mathbb{C}^n.$ I have the following question: ...
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Is the ring of entire functions coherent?

Call a commutative ring $R$ coherent if for each $n\in \{1,2,3,\cdots\}$ and each $n$-tuple $(r_1, ..., r_n)$ in $R^n$, the kernel of the map $R^n\owns (s_1, \cdots, s_n) \mapsto r_1 s_1 +\cdots + ...
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Dependence of roots on parameters

Let a function $f$ be holomorphic in a polydisk $U=U'\times U_n$,and suppose that for each fixed $z'\in U'$ it has a unique zero $z_n = \alpha(z')$ in the disk $U_n$. Then the function $\alpha(z')$ is ...
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Properties of plurisubharmonic functions

In book: (Oxford science publications._ London Mathematical Society monographs, new ser., no. 6) Maciej Klimek -Pluripotential theory -OUP (1992) Theorem 2.9.14 (ii): Let $\Omega$ be an open ...
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Implicit function theorem for several complex variables.

This is the statement, in case you're not familiar with it. Let $ f_j(w,z), \; j=1, \ldots, m $ be analytic functions of $ (w,z) = (w_1, \ldots, w_m,z_1,\ldots,z_n) $ in a neighborhood of $w^0,z^0$ ...
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Bergman-Shilov Boundary and Peak Points

Let $\Omega$ be a domain in $\mathbb{C}^n.$ Consider the Banach algebra $A(\Omega):=\mathcal{C}({\overline{\Omega}})\cap\mathcal{O}(\Omega).$ Denote the Bergman-Shilov boundary of $A(\Omega)$ by ...
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Uniform convergent series

Let $\Omega$ be domain in $\mathbb C^2$. For each compact set $K_j$ define the holomorphic function $f_j$ on $\Omega$, such that $$\sup_{k_j}|f_j|<2^{-j}.$$ Define $$f= ...
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an analytic function in $\Delta^n$ is bounded in $T^n$, then it is bounded in $\Delta^n$

Is true that if an analytic function in $\Delta^n$ is bounded in $T^n$, then it is bounded in $\Delta^n$? Here $\Delta^n$: polydisc and $T^n$: Torus, distinguished boundary of $\Delta^n$.