# Holomorphic functions

1. Mar 8, 2010

### Firepanda

I'm not too sure how to show this. Perhaps if I show d(ez)/dz = ez then does this conclude that ez is holomorphic on all of C?

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2. Mar 8, 2010

### Dick

Why does d/dz(e^z)=e^z show e^z is holomorphic? Or at least, why are you saying you aren't sure this shows it's holomorphic?

3. Mar 8, 2010

### Firepanda

I suppose I should be using the cauchy riemann equations then?

I was told not to use limits here so I didn't want to use the base definition of holomorphic-ness.

4. Mar 8, 2010

### Firepanda

Because in my notes he mentioned the power series

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5. Mar 8, 2010

### Dick

Sure, use Cauchy-Riemann. That's easy enough. Then you'd want to show e^(-z) is also holomorphic. Do you know the sum of holomorphic functions is also holomorphic? If not then you could just directly show cosh(z) is holomorphic using CR.

6. Mar 8, 2010

### Firepanda

i tried to use C-R, but I'm unable to split it up into

U(x,y) or V(x,y)

using z=x+iy into cosh(z)

7. Mar 8, 2010

### Dick

How about e^z? Can you split that up?

8. Mar 8, 2010

### Firepanda

exeiy

= ex(cosy + i.siny)

=excosy + i.exsiny

The C-R satisfy this and so it is holomorphic on all of C? so this would immediatly imply cosh(z) is entire?

And I would check if it were true for e-z as well.

9. Mar 8, 2010

### Dick

Sure, check e^(-z) as well. It's almost the same thing. I'm a little puzzled why you can split e^(z) and e^(-z) up and not cosh(z). You already said cosh(z)=(e^z+e^(-z))/2.

10. Mar 8, 2010

### Firepanda

ah ye that would make more sense if i did it directly, thanks!