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Questions tagged [complex-analysis]

For questions mainly about theory of complex analytic/holomorphic functions of one complex variable. Use [tag:complex-numbers] instead for questions about complex numbers. Use [tag:several-complex-variables] instead for questions about holomorphic functions of more than one complex variables.

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Construct Discrete Sequence in Complex space

Consider an arbitrary open subset $U \subset \mathbb{C}$. I intend to construct a sequence $(a_i)_{i \in \mathbb{N}}$ contained in $U$ with following two properties: for every rational point $q=q_R+...
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Change of variable theorem for the curvilinear integral

I have to proof the change of variable theorem for the curvilinear integral, but I have no idea about how to do that, and I haven't found information in Google. The theorem states: Let be $\Omega$ $\...
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Criteria for an analytic function when the real and imaginary parts are $n$ dimensional

Say we have two functions $$ f,g:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow\mathbb{R} $$ and we define some complex function $\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ as $$ h(\vec x) = f(\vec x) + ig(\vec x) $$ If $n=2$, ...
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How to solve this contour integral?

I was reading this where I encountered the following contour integral as given in equation (2.4) of the same. $$S = -i\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} d\omega \log(\omega^2 + m^2 + E)$$ where $m,E \in \...
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find taylor series but the center is not analytic

I want to find a Taylor Series for complex function $$f(z)=\dfrac{z^2}{2+z},$$ centered at $z=-2$. I have find the taylor series $f(z)$ centered at $z=z_0$, $$f(z)=(z-2)+\dfrac{4}{z+2}=(z-2)+4\sum\...
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Meromorphic continuation of the multifactorial

The double factorial $z!!$, like the normal factorial function, can be extended to the complex plane using $$ z!! = 2^{z/2} \left(\frac{\pi}{2}\right)^{(\cos\pi z-1)/4} \left(\frac{z}{2}\right)! $$ ...
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Find the Laurent series expansion of the following function and hence find the integral over the unit circle centred at i

We are going to be examined on using the Laurent series expansion to find integrals along simple closed curves. But the notes and lectures barely covered it and we only have 2 examples given. Can ...
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Problem of complex equations and Cauchy-Riemann

I have the following problem: $$u (x, y) = \sin x \sinh y.$$ I need to check that the function is harmonic in the whole plane. But I do not know where to start, I would appreciate your help. Thanks ...
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Is it possible to calculate $\int_{0}^{\pi}(a+\cos{\theta})^nd\theta$, where $a$ is a nonzero integer?

I have tried to answer by taking change the variable $\theta$ to $\theta/2$, so the integration is now over unit circle, then I have taken $z=e^{i\theta}$. Now I tried to use residue formula for ...
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Mobius transformations between two sets

I am doing some revision of complex analysis, and am stuck on this question. I am looking for A mobius mapping sending the set {z: |z+1|<$\sqrt{2}$}, |z-1|<$\sqrt2$} onto the sector {z:3pi/4< ...
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A complex integral with boundary on the norm

I was asked this question. I couldn't even manage to find a starting point on the question. Any help is welcomed. P.S: I know it is from a book but I do not know from which one. If you have any idea ...
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Path dependency of complex integrals

This is a basic question. But it’s my first time really dealing with this topic. When we have a integral along the real line we have: $$\int^{b}_{a} f(x)dx$$ Which obviously has no path dependency. ...
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Compute this integral over $\mathbb C$?

How can I compute this integral: $$I=\int_{\mathbb C} e^{-|z|^2} \, e^{i\left<z,w\right>} \, e^{a z + b \overline{z}} \, dz,$$ where $w\in \mathbb C$ and $a,b \in \mathbb R$ and where $\left&...
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Complex polynomial [duplicate]

Let $p(z)=z^n+a_{n-1}z^{n-1}+...+a_1z+a_0$ be a complex polynomial with $a_i \in \mathbb C$ such that for $|z| \leq 1$, $|p(z)|\leq 1$, then prove/disprove that $p(z)=z^n$.
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Taylor series of complex function confusion with big O notation

Suppose $u(x,t)$ is a function of two real numbers that outputs a complex number. Usually I would have $u(x,t+k) = u(x,t) + k\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}(x,t) + \frac{1}{2}k^2 \frac{\partial ^2 u}{\...
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Exercise chapter 5 Stein complex analysis

Prove that for every z the product $\prod_{k=1}^{\infty}cos(\frac{z}{2^k}) = \frac{sin(z)}{z}$ [Hint: Use the fact that $sin(2z) = 2*sin(z)*cos(z)$.] Then my idea was the following, I have that: $P_n ...
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Is $f(z) = z^{2}$ an automorphism of $\mathbb{C}$?

Let $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ where $f(z) = z^{2}$. I claim $f$ is an automorphism of $\mathbb{C}$ as a vector space. First $\operatorname{ker}(f) = 0$ and since $\mathbb{C}$ is ...
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uniform convergence on interior

I am reading Gamelin's Complex Analysis book, and stumbled upon a statement while working on a question. the question asks to show that $\sum \frac{z^n}{n}$ is not uniformly convergent for $|z| < ...
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Mapping of unit circle under $f(z) = \frac{1}{2}(z + \frac{1}{z})$

I'm trying to find the mapping of the unit circle centered at the origin $A=\{ z\in \mathbb{C} : |z|=1\}$ and a straight line $B=\{ \arg (z) = \theta_0 \}$, under the mapping $ f(z) = \frac{1}{2}(z + \...
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Obtaining a holomorphic function given a function with no imaginary part

Suppose that $u(x,y) + i v(x,y) = x^{3} − kxy^{2} + 12xy − 12x$ for some constant $k\in Complex$ $plane$.Find all values of $k$ for which $u$ is the real part of a holomorphic function. I know that I ...
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Prove: $f(z^*)$ is not an analytic function unless it is a constant [on hold]

How do you prove that if $f(z)$ is an analytic function, then $f(z^*)$ is not an analytic function unless it is a constant?
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How to prove $n$-to-$1$ mapping property for Blaschke products?

I have two questions regarding the Blaschke products. 1) I came across the following post Boundary behaviour of finite Blaschke products on the unit circle where it's mentioned that for any $\...
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Residue at infinity of $(e^{2\pi z}-1)/(z(z^2+1)^2)$

I have trouble to proove that the residue at inifinity of this function is zero (I found that the sum of the residues at finite is zero). I tried to expand in series at $z=0$ the function $f(1/w^2)/w^...
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Laurent Series of rational function in z

Im attempting to solve a problem of defining the types of singularities of a complex function. I found that if the function has a Laurent series expansion with a finite number of terms in the ...
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If $D\subset\mathbb C$ is a bounded domain, and $f,g:D\to\mathbb C$ are holomorphic such that $|f|\le|g|$ on $\partial D$, does $|f|\le|g|$ on $D$?

Suppose we have a bounded domain $D\subset\mathbb C$ with smooth boundary, and holomorphic functions $f,g:D\to\mathbb C$ which are continuous up to the boundary, and such that $|f|\le|g|$ on $\partial ...
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When do a holomorphic function's zeroes occur in conjugate pairs?

I have the following proof that a holomorphic function's zeroes occur in conjugate pairs when its derivatives evaluated at $0$ lie on a line through $0$: Let $f:\mathbb{C}\mapsto\mathbb{C}$ be ...
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(Proof verification) $\pi: X\to Y$ birational with $X$ smooth implies $\pi_*O_X=O_Y$.

As the title suggests, I am looking for a confirmation or falsification of my proof of the following Let $\pi: X\to Y$ be a birational map of algebraic varieties over the complex numbers with $X$ ...
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Will these geometric means always converge to $1/e$?

Let $p_n$ be the $n$-th prime and $F_n$ be the $n$-th Fibonacci number. We have $$ \lim_{n \to \infty}\frac{(p_1 p_2 \ldots p_n)^{1/n}}{p_n} = \lim_{n \to \infty}\frac{\{\log(F_3)\log(F_4)\ldots \...
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How do I evaluate $\oint_{|z|=1} \dfrac{1}{z^{2} \sin z} dz$ by means of the Cauchy residue theorem?

Evaluate the integral by means of the Cauchy residue theorem. $$\oint_{|z|=1} \dfrac{1}{z^{2} \sin z} dz$$. So Cauchy's Residue Theorem states: If $\Gamma$ is a simple closed positively oriented ...
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Contour integration with the contour $\sigma=[0,1]+[1,i]$

$\sigma=[0,1]+[1,i]$ is a contour. I am asked to sketch the contour, and evaluate $\int_\sigma Re(z)$. Firstly, I am not sure how to visualise this contour, since there are two parts. What does it ...
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Proof of $ \ \vert \log(z) \vert \lt \log \frac{1}{1-r} \ \ $ given $ \forall z ,\ \vert z-1 \vert \leq r \lt 1$?? [on hold]

Let $\ \vert z-1 \vert \leq r \lt 1$ and let $\log(z)$ be the principal branch of the logarithmic function. How can you prove $$ \vert \log(z) \vert \lt \log \frac{1}{1-r} \ \ ?$$ Also, how can you ...
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Find the imaginary part of z [on hold]

If $z = (a+ib)^r \times e^{x+iy}$, find the imaginary part of $z$, (note that r may not be an integer).
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Is $f(x)=\sqrt{x}$ continuous in $\mathbb{C}$?

This is probably a super naïve question, but it seems like the only reason $f(x)=\sqrt{x}$ isn't continuous on $\mathbb{R}$ is because it pops over $\mathbb{C}$ when $x<0$. So, seeing as $\mathbb{R}...
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The Laplacian operator is invariant to $SL_2(\mathbb{R})$

I am reading Iwaniec's book on the spectral analysis of automorphic forms, where I bumped into the following statement in p.20 section 1.6. Given a function $f:\mathbb{H}\longrightarrow \mathbb{C}$, ...
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Equation in $\mathbb{C}$

I state that I am not studying the resolution of equations in the complex field, but now I should solve the following for other reasons. Since I haven't solved it for a long time, I've forgotten the ...
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Möbius transformations mapping non-unit circle to non-unit circle

I have a problem in which I need to find a möbius transformation which has as one of the criterion to map the circle $|z−2+i| = \sqrt5$ onto the circle $|w+2| = 2$, I dont really understand how to ...
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Complex function only differentiable in $y=x^2$

Find a function $F: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ that is differentiable in the parabola $y=x^2$ and not differentiable in the rest of the complex plane. Let $F(x,y) = u(x,y) + i v(x,y)$. If $F$ ...
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Does every COMPLEX NUMBER is unique? [on hold]

Does every complex number is uniquely defined. Because $ \iota^2=-1 $ , $ \iota^3 = - \iota $ and $ e^\iota e^\theta=(2.71)^\iota\ (2.71)^\theta=\cos \theta + \iota \sin \theta $. Or every complex ...
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$\{g_{n_k}\}_{k \in \Bbb N}$ normally convergent $\implies \{g^2_{n_k}\}_{k \in \Bbb N}$ normally convergent (as meromorphic functions)?

Let $\mathscr F$ be a family of one-to-one holomorphic functions on a simply-connected domain $D \subset \Bbb C$ such that $\mathscr F$ omits 0. Show that $\mathscr F$ is a normal family (when ...
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Interior point verification

In the text, Functions of one complex variable, page 124 Conway stated the following: This is intuitively clear. Being an interior point the first two lines follows from the definition. Problem is at ...
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$f$ is $\mathbb{R}$ - differentiable iff $Re(f)$ and $Im(f)$ are $\mathbb{R}$ - differentiable

I just read that a sufficient condition for a function $f:A \rightarrow \mathbb{C},f(z) = u(z)+ i v(z)$ to be holomorphic is: $A$ open. f is $\mathbb{R}$ - differentiable in $A$. The Cauchy Riemann ...
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How to determinate the the number of crossing points?

This question is an extension of the question: how-to-determine-the-convergence-the-start-and-the-finish-points. One can apply the next algoritm and obtaine the ...
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Determine $z\in\mathbb{C}$, $r>0$ so that $0,1,2+i\in \partial B_r(z)$

I'm struggling to see for a method to start this question. It looks like a question related with mobius transforms. We have studied about determining the mobius transform when points from the domain ...
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Proving the equivalence of a complex polynomial and a strange series. [duplicate]

I have a homework question: Let $f(z) = 1 + z + 2z^2 + 3z^3 + 5z^4 + 8z^5 + 13z^6 + ...$. (a): Show that $f(z) = \frac{1}{1-z-z^2}$ for all z in the disk $\{z: |z| < R\}$ for some number R. (...
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The integrals $\int_0^\infty \frac{\mathrm{d}x}{(a+bx^c)^d(e+fx^g)^h}$ and $\int_0^\infty \frac{x^e}{(a+bx^c)^d}\mathrm{d}x$

I am interested in improper integrals of rational functions. For example, I have found that $$\large{\int_0^\infty \frac{\mathrm{d}x}{(a+bx^c)^d}=\frac{\Gamma(\frac1c+1)\Gamma(d-\frac1c)}{\Gamma(d)a^{...
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understanding the difference between Laurent and Taylor series.

In my homework, I have a problem that says, Set $f(z)$ = $\frac{e^{z^2}}{z^4}$. $(a):$ Find the Laurent series for $f$ centered at $z_0 = 0$ $(b):$ Let $C$ be the positively oriented unit circle. ...
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Complex series involving hyperbolic cosine

Please how to calculate the sum of such series! I need the idea ! $$\sum _{n=1}^{\infty} \cosh(n)\frac{z^{2n}}{n!} $$ $$\sum _ {n=0}^{\infty} \frac{(1+i)^{n}z^{n}}{n!}$$
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$f: \mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ Holomorphic and that $f(T)\in\mathbb{R}$

Let $\mathbb{D}$ be the unit disk and $\mathbb{T}$ be the boundary of that unit disk. (a)Show that f(0) is a real number. (b) Show that for each $z\in\mathbb{D}$ we must have $f(z)\in\...
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$G\subset \mathbb{C}$ simply connected, $f$ holom. on $G$, show every connected comp. of $\{ |f| < c\}$ $(c > 0)$ is simply connected.

I have the tools: $G$ simply connected $\iff$ every contour in $G$ has winding number $0$ about every point in $\mathbb{C}\setminus G$ $G$ is simply connected $\iff$ every holom. function on $G$ has ...
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Fejer kernel, an alternative definition on (0,1)

Show that the Fejer kernel $$F_N(x) = \sum_{-N}^{N} \left( 1 - \dfrac{|n|}{N}\right)e_n$$ where $e_n(x) = e^{2\pi i n x}$ is the trigonometric monomial, can be written as $$F_N(x) = \frac{e^{\pi i (N-...