Complex Analysis

Paperback | May 18, 2001

byTheodore W. Gamelin

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The book provides an introduction to complex analysis for students withsome familiarity with complex numbers from high school. The bookconsists of three parts. The first part comprises the basic core of acourse in complex analysis for junior and senior undergraduates. Thesecond part includes various more specialized topics as the argumentprinciple, the Schwarz lemma and hyperbolic geometry, the Poissonintegral, and the Riemann mapping theorem. The third part consists ofa selection of topics designed to complete the coverage of allbackground necessary for passing PhD qualifying exams in complexanalysis. Topics selected include Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set,Dirichlet series and the prime number theorem, and the uniformizationtheorem for Riemann surfaces. The three geometries, spherical,euclidean, and hyperbolic, are stressed. Exercises range from the verysimple to the quite challenging, in all chapters. The book is based onlectures given over the years by the author at several places,particularly the Interuniversity Summer School at Perugia (Italy), andalso UCLA, Brown University, Valencia (Spain), and La Plata(Argentina).A native of Minnesota, the author did his undergraduate work at YaleUniversity and his graduate work at UC Berkeley. After spending sometime at MIT and at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), hejoined the faculty at UCLA in 1968. The author has published a numberof research articles and several books on functional analysis andanalytic function theory. he is currently involved in the CaliforniaK-12 education scene.

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The book provides an introduction to complex analysis for students withsome familiarity with complex numbers from high school. The bookconsists of three parts. The first part comprises the basic core of acourse in complex analysis for junior and senior undergraduates. Thesecond part includes various more specialized topics as the argum...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:May 18, 2001Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387950699

ISBN - 13:9780387950693

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Table of Contents

* The Complex Plane and Elementary Functions * Analytic Functions * Line Integrals and Harmonic Functions * Complex Integration and Analyticity * Power Series * Laurent Series and Isolated Singularities * The Residue Calculus * The Logarithmic Integral * The Schwarz Lemma and Hyperbolic Geometry * Harmonic Functions and the Reflection Principle * Conformal Mapping * Compact Families of Meromorphic Functions * Approximation Theorems * Some Special Functions * The Dirichlet Problem * Riemann Surfaces

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From the reviews: "More than 800 well-chosen exercises with 20 pages of hints and solutions, together with clear and concise expositions of many results, makes this book enjoyable even for specialists in the field. The book is recommended for libraries, students, and teachers of both undergraduate and graduate courses."Newsletter of the EMS, Issue 42, December 2001 "This is a wonderful book about the fundamentals of complex analysis. It touches all essential parts of complex function theory, and very often goes deeper into the subject than most elementary texts. a ] I find the pace, style and didactics in the presentation perfect. a ] All in all, this is one of the best if not the best book on the elementary theory of complex functions, and it can serve as a textbook as well as a reference book." (V. Totik, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2002 h) "This is a well organized textbook on complex analysis a ] . Each part of the book contains some interesting exercises which give many new insights into further developments and enhance the usefulness of the book. At the end of the book there are hints and solutions for selected exercises." (F. Haslinger, Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten, Vol. 56 (191), 2002) "As the book begins with the rudiments of the subject and goes upto an advanced level, it will be equally useful to the undergraduates and to students at the pre Ph. D. level. The numerous applications to Physics found in the book redound to its value in the hands of students of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering alike." (K. S. Padmanabhan, Journal of the Indian Academy of Mathematics, Vol. 24 (1), 2002) "This is a beautiful book which provides a very goodintroduction to complex analysis for students with some familiarity with complex numbers. a ] The book is clearly written, with rigorous proofs, in a pleasant and accessible style. It is warmly recommended to students and all researchers in complex analysis." (Gabriela Kohr, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 86 (506), 2002) "The author of this fine textbook is a prominent function theorist. He leads the reader in a careful but far-sighted way from the elements of complex analysis to advanced topics in function theory and at some points to topics of modern research. a ] We found, however, that a special feature of the book is the wealth of exercises at the end of each section a ] . Altogether, the author has given us a wonderful textbook for use in classroom and in seminars." (Dieter Gaier, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 978, 2002) "The author wishes to provide beginners with standard material in a rather flexible course. a ] The preface contains useful hints for both instructors and students. More than 800 well-chosen exercises with 20 pages of hints and solutions, together with clear and concise expositions of many results, make this book enjoyable even for specialists in the field. The book is recommended for libraries, students, and teachers of both undergraduate and graduate courses." (Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Vol. 68, 2002) "This book has the somewhat unusual aim of providing a primer in complex analysis at three different levels - a basic undergraduate introduction, a course for those who have decided to specialise as part of their first degree and a more demanding treatment of postgraduate topics. a ] I can certainly recommend this book to all those who wish to experience(in the authora (TM)s own words) the a ~fascinating and wonderful worlda (TM) of complex analysis, a ~filled with broad avenues and narrow backstreets leading to intellectual excitement.a (TM)" (Gerry Leversha, European Mathematical Society Newsletter, Issue 42, December 2001)