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  - James Van alstine - Goodreads

Very unique take on complex analysis. This is a great read for a physicist. That is, it is seriously lacking in mathematical rigor. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to develop an intuitive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ronald Lett - Goodreads

A beautiful exposition of the geometry behind complex analysis and topology! Assuming you have already been exposed to complex calculus, the great connections made in this text with modern geometry, topology and algebra will solidify your work with complex numbers as a geometrical language. Read full review


Geometry and Complex Arithmetic
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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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