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I'm well out of school, and brushing up on math/physics as a hobby.

My question is if there is an intuitive explanation for the exp(I*theta) factor?

From Shankar, dz = (dr+ir*d(theta))*exp(I*theta)

Here's a good derivation of CR equations in polar:

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/ProofToCauchyRiemannEquationsPolarCoordinates.html

Where the exp(-I*theta) cancels.

Shankar's question implies that there is an intuitive meaning for this term, which looks like a phase factor.

thanks

brian

My question is if there is an intuitive explanation for the exp(I*theta) factor?

From Shankar, dz = (dr+ir*d(theta))*exp(I*theta)

Here's a good derivation of CR equations in polar:

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/ProofToCauchyRiemannEquationsPolarCoordinates.html

Where the exp(-I*theta) cancels.

Shankar's question implies that there is an intuitive meaning for this term, which looks like a phase factor.

thanks

brian

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