Complex Numbers

  • Maurice H.P.M. van Putten
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


We begin with a review of complex numbers. Functions of a complex variable are at the root of numerous methods and techniques of formulating and solving problems in physics and engineering. Complex variables are an extension of the real numbers \(\mathbb {R}\) as follows.


Branch Point Cauchy Sequence Light Cone Taylor Series Expansion Minkowski Spacetime 
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    Carrier, G.F., Crook, M., and Pearson, C.E., 1983, Functions of a Complex Variable, Hod Books, Ithaca, New York.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomySejong UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea (South Korea)

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