Synopses & Reviews
In addition to being mathematically elegant, complex variables provide a powerful tool for solving problems that are either very difficult or virtually impossible to solve in any other way. Part I of this text provides an introduction to the subject, including analytic functions, integration, series, and residue calculus and also includes transform methods, ODEs in the complex plane, numerical methods and more. Part II contains conformal mappings, asymptotic expansions, and the study of Riemann-Hilbert problems. The authors also provide an extensive array of applications, illustrative examples and homework exercises. This book is ideal for use in introductory undergraduate and graduate level courses in complex variables.
'... an excellent text, and one of the most complete and well-written books on complex variables I have seen ... I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject...'. Optics and Photonics News
'Overall the book feels 'road-tested' both in the lecture theatre and in the crucible of research and the clear well-written text is complemented by a superb collection of worked examples and exercises ranging in scope from routine applications of techniques to more substantial illustrations of the theory.' The Mathematical Gazette
'... the book is valuable for students in engineering and physical sciences.' ZAMM
Complex variables offer very efficient methods for attacking many difficult problems, and it is the aim of this book to offer a thorough review of these methods and their applications. Part I is an introduction to the subject, including residue calculus and transform methods. Part II advances to conformal mappings, and the study of Riemann-Hilbert problems. An extensive array of examples and exercises are included. This new edition has been improved throughout and is ideal for use in introductory undergraduate and graduate level courses in complex variables. First Edition Hb (1997): 0-521-48058-2 First Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-48523-1
This text provides both an introduction to complex variables and an extensive array of applications, illustrative examples and homework exercises. It is ideal for use in introductory undergraduate and graduate level courses in complex variables.
An introduction to the study of complex variables and applications.
Ideal for use in undergraduate and introductory graduate level courses in complex variables.
Table of Contents
Part I: 1. Complex numbers and elementary functions; 2. Analytic functions and integration; 3. Sequences, series and singularities of complex functions; 4. Residue calculus and applications of contour integration; Part II: 5. Conformal mapping and applications; 6. Asymptotic evaluation of integrals; 7. Riemann-Hilbert problems; Index.