# Tagged Questions

Questions about functions of complex variables.

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### Order of a pole

Is there a simple way to determine the order of the poles of a rational function? I have a difficult function where I need Mathematica to find the poles. It would be interesting to also know what the ...
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### How to calculate residues using different branches of the logarithm

My goal is to be able to compute the residues of something like $z^{\alpha} R(z)$ where $0 < \alpha < 1$, $R(z)$ is rational, and the exponential can be chosen with any branch. I found a way to ...
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### Analytic expression for a Complex Hilbert Transform in Mathematica

I need to solve the following integral equations for a problem I'm working on - $\frac{-i}{2 \pi}$ $\int_{-a}^{a} \mathrm{dt}\,\, \frac{e^{i k t}}{t + i \tau}$ and $\frac{-i}{2 \pi}$ ...
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### Plotting Real and Imaginary parts of Riemann Surfaces

I'm working on a project where I need to take curves like, for example, $y^{2}=(x^{2}-1)(x^{2}-3)$ and plot their real and imaginary parts. More specifically, let $x$ just be real and then plot ...
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### Plot contour integral plots

I am $\TeX$ writing notes on complex analysis, I need to use figures of contour paths to integrate on them, how can I plot them on mathematica, something like this adding also the $\gamma_R$ ...
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### Find exponential generating function from the first few terms

The function FindGeneratingFunction computes the ordinary generating function of a sequence, given a sufficient number of initial terms. I have two questions in ...
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### Conjugate of I \[Phi] [closed]

I have a bigger expression of which I have to take the conjugate. But this is in itself perplexing. When I write ComplexExpand[Conjugate[I\[Phi]]] I just get ...
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### Contour Integration along a contour containing two branch points

I need to compute following contour integrations: $$f(u)=\oint_\alpha dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u} \qquad ; \qquad g(u)=\oint_\beta dz \sqrt{z^3+z+u}$$ In which $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are two contours in ...
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### Complex conjugate

How do I complex conjugate a vector? ...
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### $L = \lim\limits_{z \to 1} \frac{1-z}{1-z^\ast}$ evaluates incorrectly

I'm about 90% certain this is a Mathematica issue, not me making a silly mistake. I'm trying to evaluate $$L = \lim_{z \to 1} \frac{1-z}{1-z^\ast}.$$ Naively entering ...
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### Complex Integration

There are some sequential functions: ...
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### Approximating The Fourier Transform

Eq.(1)$$f(z)=\frac {k}{2\pi}\int_{C}F(\theta)e^{ikz\cos \theta} \,d\theta$$ for $$|z|\le l$$ and the side condition Eq.(2) $$0=\frac {k}{2\pi}\int_{C}F(\theta)e^{ikz\cos \theta} \,d\theta$$ for ...
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### How do I plot the images of oriented curves under complex transformation?

I'm working on a complex transformation sketch that I'd like to create via mathematica. I'm working with the function $$w=z^2\tag{0},$$ where its real and imaginary parts are $u=x^2-y^2$ and $v=2xy$, ...