In mathematics, singularity theory studies spaces that are almost manifolds, but not quite. A string can serve as an example of a one-dimensional manifold, if one neglects its thickness. A singularity can be made by balling it up, dropping it on the floor, and flattening it. (Def: ...

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Proving that a function has a removable singularity at infinity

I'm having trouble with the following exercise from Ahlfors' text (not homework) "If $f(z)$ is analytic in a neighborhood of $\infty$ and if $z^{-1} \Re f(z) \to0$ as $z \to \infty$, show that ...
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Removable singularity and laurent series

How to show $z=\pm\pi$ is a removable singularity for $\frac1{\sin z}+\frac{2z}{z^2-\pi^2}$? I tried to compute the Laurent series, specifically the coefficients for $1/z,1/z^2,...$ since if we can ...
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Could this be called Renormalization?

Quoted from   Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics   by R. P. Feynman, Phys. Rev. 76, 769 1949 : We desire to make a modification of quantum electrodynamics analogous to the ...
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$z_0$ non-removable singularity of $f\Rightarrow z_0$ essential singularity of $\exp(f)$

Let $z_0$ be a non-removable isolated singularity of $f$. Show that $z_0$ is then an essential singularity of $\exp(f)$. Hello, unfortunately I do not know how to proof that. To my ...
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Singularities of $e^{z - \frac{1}{z}}$

I believe $e^{z - \frac{1}{z}}$ has essential singularities at $z = 0$ and $z = \infty$ (in both cases because of a $\frac{1}{z}$ in the exponent) but I'm having a hard time proving this. How can one ...
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Contour integral $\int_{|z|=1}\exp(1/z)\sin(1/z)dz$

Evaluate the contour integral $$\int_{|z|=1}\exp(1/z)\sin(1/z)\,dz$$ along the circle $|z|=1$ counterclockwise once. The singularities are $\dfrac1{\pi k},k\in\mathbb{Z}$ plus the limit point $0$. So ...
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Type of singularity of $\log z$ at $z=0$

What type of singularity is $z=0$ for $\log z$ (any branch)? What is the Laurent series for $\log z$ centered at 0, if exist? If the Laurent series has the form $\sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} a_kx^k$, ...
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How to get the asymptotic form of this oscilatting integral?

So the integral is like this: $$\int_1^\infty \frac{\cos xt}{(x^2-1)\left[\left(\ln\left|\frac{1-x}{1+x}\right|\right)^2+\pi^2\right]}\mathrm{d}x$$ The question is how to get the asymptotic form of ...