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Homework Help: Limits in the complex vectorspace

  1. Mar 28, 2012 #1
    I am trying to prove that a limit exists at a point using the epsilon delta definition in the complex plane, but I can't seem to reach a conclusion.
    Here's what I have been trying to get at:

    [itex]\lim_{z\to z_o} z^2+c = {z_o}^2 +c[/itex]

    [itex] |z^2+c-{z_o}^2-c|<\epsilon \ whenever\ 0<|z-z_o|<\delta[/itex]




    [itex]=|z\bar{z} +z\bar{z_o} -{z_o}\bar{z} -z_o\bar{z_o}|[/itex]

    [itex]=| |z|^2 -|z_o|^2 +2Im(zz_o) |[/itex]

    [itex]\leq||z|^2 -|z_o|^2 +2|z||z_o|| \ (because\ Im(z)\leq|z|)[/itex]

    But I can't get any further. I did this much thinking I could factor it to the square of delta, but that didn't work out because of the positive 2zzo term.If anyone can help me out here, it would be great. Thanks.
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  3. Mar 28, 2012 #2


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    hi eptheta! :smile:
    stop there … the |z-zo| part is easy,

    so all you have to do is ensure that |z+zo| is bounded :wink:
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