Now available in paperback, this successful radical approach to complex analysis replaces the standard calculational arguments with new geometric ones. With several hundred diagrams, and far fewer prerequisites than usual, this is the first visual intuitive introduction to complex analysis. Although designed for use by undergraduates in mathematics and science, the novelty of the approach will also interest professional mathematicians.
Tristan Needham is Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Francisco. For part of the work in this book, he was presented with the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award by the Mathematical Association of America.
1. Geometry and Complex Arithmetic ; 2. Complex functions as Transformations ; 3. Mobius Transformations and Inversion ; 4. Differentiation: The Amplitwist Concept ; 5. Further Geometry of Differentiation ; 6. Non-Euclidean Geometry ; 7. Winding Numbers and Topology ; 8. Complex Integration: Cuachy's Theorem ; 9. Cauchy's Formula and Its Applications ; 10. Vector Fields: Physics and Topology ; 11. Vector Fields and Complex Integration ; 12. Flows and Harmonic Functions