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Functions of One Complex Variable II

  • John B. Conway

Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 159)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John B. Conway
    Pages 1-27
  3. John B. Conway
    Pages 109-131
  4. John B. Conway
    Pages 169-203
  5. John B. Conway
    Pages 205-268
  6. John B. Conway
    Pages 269-299
  7. John B. Conway
    Pages 301-383
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 384-396

About this book

Introduction

This is the sequel to my book Functions of One Complex Variable I, and probably a good opportunity to express my appreciation to the mathemat­ ical community for its reception of that work. In retrospect, writing that book was a crazy venture. As a graduate student I had had one of the worst learning experiences of my career when I took complex analysis; a truly bad teacher. As a non-tenured assistant professor, the department allowed me to teach the graduate course in complex analysis. They thought I knew the material; I wanted to learn it. I adopted a standard text and shortly after beginning to prepare my lectures I became dissatisfied. All the books in print had virtues; but I was educated as a modern analyst, not a classical one, and they failed to satisfy me. This set a pattern for me in learning new mathematics after I had become a mathematician. Some topics I found satisfactorily treated in some sources; some I read in many books and then recast in my own style. There is also the matter of philosophy and point of view. Going from a certain mathematical vantage point to another is thought by many as being independent of the path; certainly true if your only objective is getting there. But getting there is often half the fun and often there is twice the value in the journey if the path is properly chosen.

Keywords

Dirichlet principle Factor Nevanlinna theory Potential theory Prime algebra analytic function boundary element method convolution differential equation functions integration modular form subharmonic function variable

Authors and affiliations

  • John B. Conway
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0817-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6911-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0817-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-5285
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