Complex Variables and Applications

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2003-02-26
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Table of Contents

1 Complex Numbers

Sums and Products

Basic Algebraic Properties

Further Properties


Complex Conjugates

Exponential Form

Products and Quotients in Exponential Form

Roots of Complex Numbers


Regions in the Complex Plane

2 Analytic Functions

Functions of a Complex Variable


Mappings by the Exponential Function


Theorems on Limits

Limits Involving the Point at Infinity



Differentiation Formulas

Cauchy–Riemann Equations

Sufficient Conditions for Differentiability

Polar Coordinates

Analytic Functions


Harmonic Functions

Uniquely Determined Analytic Functions

Reflection Principle

3 Elementary Functions

The Exponential Function

The Logarithmic Function

Branches and Derivatives of Logarithms

Some Identities Involving Logarithms

Complex Exponents

Trigonometric Functions

Hyperbolic Functions

Inverse Trigonometric and Hyperbolic Functions

4 Integrals

Derivatives of Functions w(t)

Definite Integrals of Functions w(t)


Contour Integrals


Upper Bounds for Moduli of Contour Integrals



Cauchy–Goursat Theorem

Proof of the Theorem

Simply and Multiply Connected Domains

Cauchy Integral Formula

Derivatives of Analytic Functions

Liouville’s Theorem and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Maximum Modulus Principle

5 Series

Convergence of Sequences

Convergence of Series

Taylor Series


Laurent Series


Absolute and Uniform Convergence of Power Series

Continuity of Sums of Power Series

Integration and Differentiation of Power Series

Uniqueness of Series Representations

Multiplication and Division of Power Series

6 Residues and Poles


Cauchy’s Residue Theorem

Using a Single Residue

The Three Types of Isolated Singular Points

Residues at Poles


Zeros of Analytic Functions

Zeros and Poles

Behavior of f Near Isolated Singular Points

7 Applications of Residues

Evaluation of Improper Integrals


Improper Integrals from Fourier Analysis

Jordan’s Lemma

Indented Paths

An Indentation Around a Branch Point

Integration Along a Branch Cut

Definite Integrals Involving Sines and Cosines

Argument Principle

Rouché’s Theorem

Inverse Laplace Transforms


8 Mapping by Elementary Functions

Linear Transformations

The Transformation w = 1/z

Mappings by 1/z

Linear Fractional Transformations

An Implicit Form

Mappings of the Upper Half Plane

The Transformation w = sin z

Mappings by z2 and Branches of z1/2

Square Roots of Polynomials

Riemann Surfaces

Surfaces for Related Functions

9 Conformal Mapping

Preservation of Angles

Scale Factors

Local Inverses

Harmonic Conjugates

Transformations of Harmonic Functions

Transformations of Boundary Conditions

10 Applications of Conformal Mapping

Steady Temperatures

Steady Temperatures in a Half Plane

A Related Problem

Temperatures in a Quadrant

Electrostatic Potential

Potential in a Cylindrical Space

Two-Dimensional Fluid Flow

The Stream Function

Flows Around a Corner and Around a Cylinder

11 The Schwarz–Christoffel Transformation

Mapping the Real Axis onto a Polygon

Schwarz–Christoffel Transformation

Triangles and Rectangles

Degenerate Polygons

Fluid Flow in a Channel Through a Slit

Flow in a Channel with an Offset

Electrostatic Potential about an Edge of a Conducting Plate

12 Integral Formulas of the Poisson Type

Poisson Integral Formula

Dirichlet Problem for a Disk

Related Boundary Value Problems

Schwarz Integral Formula

Dirichlet Problem for a Half Plane

Neumann Problems



Table of Transformations of Regions


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