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Complex Numbers

  1. Mar 31, 2005 #1
    Just wondering if anyone could help me out with some problems I'm having with differential calculus.

    Firstly, can anyone confirm if I sketched the region in image 1.jpg correctly (shown in 2.jpg)? I've done questions before where it just says |z|<2 and I know that it looks like a circle, but in this case the Re z at the end of the 2 just got me really confused.

    Also, in image 3.jpg I have no idea as to how to even approach section a and I'm pretty sure I can't do b and c without understanding a. Can anyone help me out with this? Any hints or something because I've been staring at it for a while now and not getting anywhere (obviously).

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  3. Mar 31, 2005 #2
    For the first one, maybe writing z=x+iy (with Re(z)=x) will help.

    For the second one, z=r(cost + isint) is called the modulus-argument form, i.e. r and t are the modulus and argument of z, respectively.

    Does that help?
  4. Mar 31, 2005 #3


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    For the problem,make use of Euler's identity

    [tex]e^{i\varphi}\equiv \cos\varphi+i\sin\varphi [/tex]

    and of the multivaluedness of the complex exponential.

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