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Looking for reading suggestions

  1. Oct 23, 2011 #1
    As the title says I'm looking for reading suggestions for complex analysis. I'm a novice at the subject and looking to do some self study to bring myself up to a graduate level of understanding. I've been looking at some reviews on Amazon on such books, but I think I would rather hear your thoughts here before I make any purchases. Thanks to all in advance.
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  3. Oct 24, 2011 #2
    Visual Complex Analysis is my favorite math book of all time. Even if you're not that much of a visual thinker, the book might be worth a look because it will teach you. If you're going for graduate level, though, I would supplement it with some other book. The only other book I'm familiar with is Alfhors, which isn't bad, but I don't know if I would recommend it, since I don't have much to compare it to. There's also a free one available online by Robert Ash, I think.
  4. Oct 25, 2011 #3


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    I too really like Visual Complex Analysis by Tristan Needham, but not alone. I like Complex Analysis by Serge Lang. You did not state how much background you have, but Lang is written to only assume elementary calculus which makes some early parts disjointed and long winded. Also An introduction to the theory of functions of a complex variable by E. T Copson.
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