The present book is meant as a text for a course on complex analysis at the advanced undergraduate level, or first-year graduate level. Somewhat more material has been included than can be covered at leisure in one term, to give opportunities for the instructor to exercise his taste, and lead the course in whatever direction strikes his fancy at the time. A large number of routine exercises are included for the more standard portions, and a few harder exercises of striking theoretical interest are also included, but may be omitted in courses addressed to less advanced students. In some sense, I think the classical German prewar texts were the best (Hurwitz-Courant, Knopp, Bieberbach, etc. ) and I would recom mend to anyone to look through them. More recent texts have empha sized connections with real analysis, which is important, but at the cost of exhibiting succinctly and clearly what is peculiar about complex anal ysis: the power series expansion, the uniqueness of analytic continuation, and the calculus of residues. The systematic elementary development of formal and convergent power series was standard fare in the German texts, but only Cartan, in the more recent books, includes this material, which I think is quite essential, e. g. , for differential equations. I have written a short text, exhibiting these features, making it applicable to a wide variety of tastes. The book essentially decomposes into two parts.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
3 Complex Valued Functions
5 Complex Differentiability
35 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
analytic function apply assume boundary bounded called Cauchy's theorem centered Chapter closed path coefficients compact complex numbers conclude connected consider constant contained continuous function converges absolutely curve define definition deleted derivative desired determine differentiable disc disc of radius equal equation estimate Example Exercises exists expression fact Figure fixed follows formal formula give given Hence holomorphic holomorphic function infinite inside integral interval inverse Lemma Let f limit means neighborhood obtained open set origin partition path point z0 pole polynomial positive power series primitive Proof prove radius of convergence real numbers rectangle region residue respect segment sequence Show shown side simple sufficiently Suppose taken tends Theorem unit disc upper half plane usual whence write zeros