**Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts**

Volume: 16;
2011;
305 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 30;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-6901-7

Product Code: AMSTEXT/16

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Product Code: AMSTEXT/16.E**

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# Complex Variables

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*Joseph L. Taylor*

The text covers a broad spectrum between basic
and advanced complex variables on the one hand and between theoretical
and applied or computational material on the other hand. With careful
selection of the emphasis put on the various sections, examples, and
exercises, the book can be used in a one- or two-semester course for
undergraduate mathematics majors, a one-semester course for
engineering or physics majors, or a one-semester course for first-year
mathematics graduate students. It has been tested in all three
settings at the University of Utah.

The exposition is clear, concise, and lively. There is a clean and
modern approach to Cauchy's theorems and Taylor series expansions,
with rigorous proofs but no long and tedious arguments. This is
followed by the rich harvest of easy consequences of the existence of
power series expansions.

Through the central portion of the text, there is a careful and
extensive treatment of residue theory and its application to
computation of integrals, conformal mapping and its applications to
applied problems, analytic continuation, and the proofs of the Picard
theorems.

Chapter 8 covers material on infinite products and zeroes of entire
functions. This leads to the final chapter which is devoted to the
Riemann zeta function, the Riemann Hypothesis, and a proof of the
Prime Number Theorem.

#### Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in complex analysis (one variable).

#### Reviews & Endorsements

This textbook provides a profound introduction to the classical theory of functions of one complex variable . . . [T]he present text covers a remarkably broad spectrum between basic and advanced complex analysis, on the one hand, and between purely theoretical and concrete computational aspects on the other hand . . . Every section comes with a long series of related exercises, which differ widely with respect to both their abstraction and their difficulty . . . [T]hese exercises are utmost carefully selected and supplement the main text in a very instructive and efficient manner. Furthermore, the entire text is amply interspersed with illustrating examples, most of which appear as relevant working problems followed by detailed model solutions. All in all, the rich material is presented in a fashion that stands out by its laudable clarity, rigor, functionalism, versatility, and straightforward explanations. The book appears to be tailor-made for both students and instructors, and it certainly bespeaks the author's great teaching experience, expository expertise, enthusiasm for the subject, and sympathy for the needs of students.

-- Werner Kleinert, Zentralblatt MATH

[This] book presents topics in a logical way that allows the reader to build their intuition about the subject. [For] example, the elementary functions are defined in the first chapter. The first chapter then provides the reader with applications of the rectangular and polar coordinate forms of complex numbers and with examples to understand the properties of analytic and meromorphic functions developed in the subsequent chapters. The proofs of the major theorems follow the same logical and intuitive approach. The exercises are thoughtful and yet accessible to anyone with a sound understanding of multivariable calculus. This is an excellent book.

-- Peter Trombi, University of Utah

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Complex Variables

- Cover Cover11 free
- Title page iii4 free
- Contents v6 free
- Preface vii8 free
- The complex numbers 112 free
- Analytic functions 2738
- Power series expansions 7586
- The general Cauchy theorems 109120
- Residue theory 153164
- Conformal mappings 185196
- Analytic continuation and the Picard theorems 221232
- Infinite products 245256
- The gamma and zeta functions 269280
- Bibliography 299310
- Index 301312 free
- Back Cover Back Cover1319