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Question about Logarithmic function

  • #1
In my complex analysis textbook, there is a definition about log function, which is:
log z := Log |z| + i arg z
= Log |z| + i Arg z + 2kπ where k = 0,±1,±2....

my question is , is there any different between log and Log, and arg and Arg?
If yes, whats the different between them
 

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  • #2
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Hi nickolas2730!

The difference is that log and arg are so called "multi valued functions".
This means log z is a set of values instead of just 1 value.

Log and Arg are regular functions that yield the so called "principle value".
That is, an argument between 0 and 2pi.
 
  • #3
oh i see, which means the ans for log and arg must comtain something like 2kπ, which makes them as a set of solution?
 
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Yep!
 
  • #5
thank you again =]
 

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