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Introductory Complex Analysis - Cartan?

  1. Oct 31, 2012 #1
    I would like a thorough but not overly comprehensive intro text for complex analysis. My background is one variable real analysis (Rudin), Linear Algebra (Friedberg), Abstract Algebra (Herstein). I know only basic point-set topology (from Rudin), and I haven't dealt at all with differential forms.

    I've heard good things about Cartan. Is my background sufficient to tackle this text, or would it make more sense to learn rigorous multivariable real analysis first (from Apostol or something similar)? Other options are Bak and Newman, Conway, Boas...
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  3. Oct 31, 2012 #2
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  4. Nov 1, 2012 #3
    Visual Complex Analysis is by far the best, in my opinion, but it isn't rigorous, so you might view it as being kind of supplementary. The only other one I am familiar with is Ahlfors, which is decent.
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