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Complex analysis, complex variables

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Paths in Complex Analysis

Paths in Complex Analysis

Author: Giampiero Esposito Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2020

Several scientists learn only a first course in complex analysis, and hence they are not familiar with several important properties: every polygenic function defines a congruence of clocks; the basic properties of algebraic functions and abelian integrals; how mankind arrived at a rigorous definition of Riemann surfaces; the concepts of dianalytic structures and Klein surfaces; the Weierstrass elliptic functions; the automorphic functions discovered by Poincare' and their links with the theory of Fuchsian groups; the geometric structure of fractional linear transformations; Kleinian groups; the Heisenberg group and geometry of the complex ball; complex powers of elliptic operators and the theory of spectral zeta-functions; an assessment of the Poincare' and Dieudonne' definitions of the concept of asymptotic expansion. The book is unique both for the selection of topics and for the readable access that it offers to the otherwise too large landscape of modern complex analysis.

Mirror Symmetry

Mirror Symmetry

Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2019

This thorough and detailed exposition is the result of an intensive month-long course sponsored by the Clay Mathematics Institute. It develops mirror symmetry from both mathematical and physical perspectives. The material will be particularly useful for those wishing to advance their understanding by exploring mirror symmetry at the interface of mathematics and physics. This one-of-a-kind volume offers the first comprehensive exposition on this increasingly active area of study. It is carefully written by leading experts who explain the main concepts without assuming too much prerequisite knowledge. The book is an excellent resource for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in mathematical and theoretical physics.

Complex Variables and Special Functions

Complex Variables and Special Functions

Author: Patra Baidyanath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

The Kernal Function and Conformal Mapping

The Kernal Function and Conformal Mapping

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

The Kernel Function and Conformal Mapping by Stefan Bergman is a revised edition of The Kernel Function . The author has made extensive changes in the original volume. The present book will be of interest not only to mathematicians, but also to engineers, physicists, and computer scientists. The applications of orthogonal functions in solving boundary value problems and conformal mappings onto canonical domains are discussed; and publications are indicated where programs for carrying out numerical work using high-speed computers can be found.The unification of methods in the theory of functions of one and several complex variables is one of the purposes of introducing the kernel function and the domains with a distinguished boundary. This approach has been extensively developed during the last two decades. This second edition of Professor Bergman's book reviews this branch of the theory including recent developments not dealt with in the first edition. The presentation of the topics is simple and presupposes only knowledge of an elementary course in the theory of analytic functions of one variable.

Lectures on Counterexamples in Several Complex Variables

Lectures on Counterexamples in Several Complex Variables

Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Counterexamples are remarkably effective for understanding the meaning, and the limitations, of mathematical results. Fornaess and Stensones look at some of the major ideas of several complex variables by considering counterexamples to what might seem like reasonable variations or generalizations. The first part of the book reviews some of the basics of the theory, in a self-contained introduction to several complex variables. The counterexamples cover a variety of important topics: the Levi problem, plurisubharmonic functions, Monge-Ampere equations, CR geometry, function theory, and the $\bar\partial$ equation. The book would be an excellent supplement to a graduate course on several complex variables.

Moduli of Riemann Surfaces, Real Algebraic Curves, and Their Superanalogs

Moduli of Riemann Surfaces, Real Algebraic Curves, and Their Superanalogs

Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

The space of all Riemann surfaces (the so-called moduli space) plays an important role in algebraic geometry and its applications to quantum field theory. The present book is devoted to the study of topological properties of this space and of similar moduli spaces, such as the space of real algebraic curves, the space of mappings, and also superanalogs of all these spaces. The book can be used by researchers and graduate students working in algebraic geometry, topology, and mathematical physics.

Complex Made Simple

Complex Made Simple

Author: David C. Ullrich Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Perhaps uniquely among mathematical topics, complex analysis presents the student with the opportunity to learn a thoroughly developed subject that is rich in both theory and applications. Even in an introductory course, the theorems and techniques can have elegant formulations. But for any of these profound results, the student is often left asking: What does it really mean? Where does it come from? In Complex Made Simple, David Ullrich shows the student how to think like an analyst. In many cases, results are discovered or derived, with an explanation of how the students might have found the theorem on their own. Ullrich explains why a proof works. He will also, sometimes, explain why a tempting idea does not work. Complex Made Simple looks at the Dirichlet problem for harmonic functions twice: once using the Poisson integral for the unit disk and again in an informal section on Brownian motion, where the reader can understand intuitively how the Dirichlet problem works for general domains.Ullrich also takes considerable care to discuss the modular group, modular function, and covering maps, which become important ingredients in his modern treatment of the often-overlooked original proof of the Big Picard Theorem. This book is suitable for a first-year course in complex analysis. The exposition is aimed directly at the students, with plenty of details included. The prerequisite is a good course in advanced calculus or undergraduate analysis.

Complex Dynamical Systems the Mathematics Behind the Mandelbrot and Julia Sets

Complex Dynamical Systems the Mathematics Behind the Mandelbrot and Julia Sets

Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

In the last fifteen years, the Mandelbrot set has emerged as one of the most recognizable objects in mathematics. While there is no question of its beauty, relatively few people appreciate the fact that the mathematics behind such images is equally beautiful. This book presents lectures delivered during the AMS Short Course entitled 'Complex Dynamical Systems: The Mathematics Behind the Mandelbrot and Julia Sets', held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Cincinnati in January 1994.The lectures cover a wide range of topics, including the classical work of Julia and Fatou on local dynamics of analytic maps as well as recent work on the dynamics of quadratic and cubic polynomials, the geometry of Julia sets, and the structure of various parameter spaces. Among the other topics are recent results on Yoccoz puzzles and tableaux, limiting dynamics near parabolic points, the spider algorithm, extensions of the theory to rational maps, Newton's method, and entire transcendental functions. Much of the book is accessible to anyone with a background in the basics of dynamical systems and complex analysis.

Riemann Surfaces by Way of Complex Analytic Geometry

Riemann Surfaces by Way of Complex Analytic Geometry

Author: Dror Varolin Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

This book establishes the basic function theory and complex geometry of Riemann surfaces, both open and compact. Many of the methods used in the book are adaptations and simplifications of methods from the theories of several complex variables and complex analytic geometry and would serve as excellent training for mathematicians wanting to work in complex analytic geometry. After three introductory chapters, the book embarks on its central, and certainly most novel, goal of studying Hermitian holomorphic line bundles and their sections. Among other things, finite-dimensionality of spaces of sections of holomorphic line bundles of compact Riemann surfaces and the triviality of holomorphic line bundles over Riemann surfaces are proved, with various applications. Perhaps the main result of the book is Hoermander's Theorem on the square-integrable solution of the Cauchy-Riemann equations. The crowning application is the proof of the Kodaira and Narasimhan Embedding Theorems for compact and open Riemann surfaces. The intended reader has had first courses in real and complex analysis, as well as advanced calculus and basic differential topology (though the latter subject is not crucial). As such, the book should appeal to a broad portion of the mathematical and scientific community.

Conformal Invariants Topics in Geometric Function Theory

Conformal Invariants Topics in Geometric Function Theory

Author: Lars V. Ahlfors Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Most conformal invariants can be described in terms of extremal properties. Conformal invariants and extremal problems are therefore intimately linked and form together the central theme of this classic book which is primarily intended for students with approximately a year's background in complex variable theory. The book emphasizes the geometric approach as well as classical and semi-classical results which Lars Ahlfors felt every student of complex analysis should know before embarking on independent research. At the time of the book's original appearance, much of this material had never appeared in book form, particularly the discussion of the theory of extremal length. Schiffer's variational method also receives special attention, and a proof of $\vert a_4\vert \leq 4$ is included which was new at the time of publication. The last two chapters give an introduction to Riemann surfaces, with topological and analytical background supplied to support a proof of the uniformization theorem. Included in this new reprint is a Foreword by Peter Duren, F. W. Gehring, and Brad Osgood, as well as an extensive errata.

Degenerate Complex Monge-Ampere Equations

Degenerate Complex Monge-Ampere Equations

Author: Vincent Guedj, Ahmed Zeriahi Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Function Theory in Several Complex Variables

Function Theory in Several Complex Variables

Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

'Kiyoshi Oka, at the beginning of his research, regarded the collection of problems which he encountered in the study of domains of holomorphy as large mountains which separate today and tomorrow. Thus, he believed that there could be no essential progress in analysis without climbing over these mountains...this book is a worthwhile initial step for the reader in order to understand the mathematical world which was created by Kiyoshi Oka' - from the Preface. This book explains results in the theory of functions of several complex variables which were mostly established from the late nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century. In the work, the author introduces the mathematical world created by his advisor, Kiyoshi Oka.In this volume, Oka's work is divided into two parts. The first is the study of analytic functions in univalent domains in ${\mathbf C}^n$. Here Oka proved that three concepts are equivalent: domains of holomorphy, holomorphically convex domains, and pseudoconvex domains; and moreover that the Poincare problem, the Cousin problems, and the Runge problem, when stated properly, can be solved in domains of holomorphy satisfying the appropriate conditions.The second part of Oka's work established a method for the study of analytic functions defined in a ramified domain over ${\mathbf C}^n$ in which the branch points are considered as interior points of the domain. Here analytic functions in an analytic space are treated, which is a slight generalization of a ramified domain over ${\mathbf C}^n$. In writing the book, the author's goal was to bring to readers a real understanding of Oka's original papers. This volume is an English translation of the original Japanese edition, published by the University of Tokyo Press (Japan). It would make a suitable course text for advanced graduate level introductions to several complex variables.