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Mar112, 07:33 AM

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I have a copy of Robert Burckel's An Introduction to Classical Complex Analysis, Volume 1. What happened to volume 2? The introduction to volume 1 contains a description of the contents of volume 2. It also contains the table of contents of volume 2. The beginning of volume 1 lists some of the other math books available from the same publisher (Academic Press) and volume 2 is on that list. However, as far as I can tell, volume 2 doesn't exist. It isn't available from any major online used book service. It isn't listed in the Library of Congress (although volume 1 is present). Does anyone know the story behind volume 2?




#2
Mar112, 09:23 AM

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He's still on the faculty at Kansas State U., according to the website, if that helps.




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Mar112, 02:15 PM

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#4
Mar212, 12:19 AM

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Volume 2 of Burckel's Book on Complex Analysis
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