Visual Complex Analysis

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Clarendon Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Mathematics - 592 pages
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This radical first course on complex analysis brings a beautiful and powerful subject to life by consistently using geometry (not calculation) as the means of explanation. Aimed at undergraduate students in mathematics, physics, and engineering, the book's intuitive explanations, lack of advanced prerequisites, and consciously user-friendly prose style will help students to master the subject more readily than was previously possible. The key to this is the book's use of new geometric arguments in place of the standard calculational ones. These geometric arguments are communicated with the aid of hundreds of diagrams of a standard seldom encountered in mathematical works. A new approach to a classical topic, this work will be of interest to students in mathematics, physics, and engineering, as well as to professionals in these fields.

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User Review  - Nishant Pappireddi - Goodreads

I got this book because I was promised geometrically intuitive explanations of the results in a standard Complex Analysis course, and I was not disappointed! Almost every result the author stated was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amar Pai - Goodreads

Really great book... the closest I've come to actually 'getting' complex analysis. Basic operations like complex multiplication are clearly explained in terms of vector diagrams. Hyperbolic geometry ... Read full review


Geometry and Complex Arithmetic
Eulers Formula
Transformations and Euclidean Geometry

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Tristan Needham is Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Francisco. For part of the work in this book, he was presented with the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award by the Mathematical Association of America.

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