Questions about using complex numbers in Mathematica. This includes basic arithmetic, functions of complex numbers, plotting complex functions, and dealing with branch cuts.

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My evaluation is taking a lot of time

I was evaluating the roots of a transcendental equation, when I noticed that Mathematica never finishes but stays in the running state. The following is the code that I was using: ...
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Invariant curves of complex functions [on hold]

How to draw automatically the invariant curves of a complex function in the complex plane? And on the Riemann sphere?
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Optimization for inequalities in $\mathbb{C}$

I want to check when the expression $$ \sqrt{\sqrt{\lambda^{2}\left(2E+\lambda^{2}\right)}+E+\lambda^{2}} $$ is real, when it is purely imaginary and when it is complex (with imaginary part not ...
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Complex conjugate

How do I complex conjugate a vector? ...
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Dual complex integral over implicit path using contour plot

Context I am interested in doing double contour integral over paths which are defined implicitly. For the sake of debugging, let's assume its $$\oint_{\cal C}\oint_{\cal C} \frac{1}{u\, x} d u d x$$ ...
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How to solve coupled complex-valued equations faster and get simplified solution

I have six coupled equations. How to solve these equations symbolically faster in Mathematica. In these equations, variables p,q,x,y are ...
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Solving a differential equation with a complex (independent) varible

I'm trying to plug in complex values in the numerical solutions of ODEs without success. For instance y[I] /. NDSolve[{y'[x] == 0, y[0] == 3}, y, {x, -10, 10}] ...
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Returning all branches of a multiple-valued function

This question and answer was inspired by this closed as duplicate question. One possible definition of the n-th order root of x ...
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Laurent series expansion

Can someone share how to find a Laurent series expansion of $$f(z)=\frac{1}{(z^2-1)(z^2-4)}$$ centered at zero on the annular disk $1<|z|<2$?
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finding an argument of a complex number

What is the simplest way to find the argument of the following function? ((1 - E^((I π (1 - α))/(β - α)) z)/(1 - E^(-((I π (1 - α))/(β - α))) z)) as I tried the ...
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Numerical contour integrations in the complex plane - contour deformation gives different answer for analytic kernel

I am trying to do a contour integration in Mathematica numerically. In particular, I'm checking the identity: $$ H_m^{(1)}(z) =\frac{i^{-m}}{\pi}\int_{-\pi/2 + i \infty}^{\pi/2 - i \infty} \exp[i m ...
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Multi-dimensional integral in the complex plane with poles and essential singularity

I've passed the last week searching a way to numerically integrate this multi-dimensional integral in the complex plane at the poles and avoiding the singularity at z=0: $$ \oint_{C}\oint_{C\ auound\ ...
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Solving $(-1-z)^n = z$, for $z$ in the unit circle

I want to solve the following equation: $$(-1-z)^n = z,\quad |z|<1,\quad n>1\in \mathbb{N}$$ where $z$ is a complex number. However Solve or ...
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Derivative of conjugate multivariate function

I have a problem with Mathematica, taking the derivative of the conjugate of some function. I know that a similar question has been posed before here, but the solution did not work for multivariate ...
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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 line integral

Can someone recommend an online article or introductory tutorial that will show me how to do real and complex line integrals using Mathematica?
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How to calculate contour integrals with Mathematica?

How to calculate the integral of $\frac{1}{\sqrt{4 z^2 + 4 z + 3}}$ over the unit circle counterclockwise for each branch of the integrand?
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Limit of a complex function

Can someone show me how to find the limit of a complex function? Example: z1 = 3 + 4*I some_function[z] = z * z1 Set-up: ...
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Paths integrals in the complex plane

I can't find how to calculate path integrals of complex functions in the complex plane. For example: $$\oint_{\mid z \mid =2}\frac{1-e^z+z}{z^3 (z-1)^2}dz$$
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How to draw the plot of a function in the complex plane? [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica, and I was wondering how to plot $x^n$ in the complex plane. Is there a dedicated function for this purpose?
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Complex limit gives wrong answer

I'm evaluating $$\lim_{z\to e^{i \pi/2 n}} \frac{z-e^{i \pi/2 n}}{z^{2 n}+1}$$ with Mathematica 9.0.1: ...
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Mathematica does not distribute conjugation when used with Assuming sometimes?

If I input: Assuming[$x_{-} \in$ Reals, FullSimplify[Conjugate[$e^{i x_1}x_2$]]] Then the output is: $e^{-ix_1}x_2$ As it should be. And if instead I do: Assuming[$x_{-} \in$ Reals, ...
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Limit of integral gives incorrect output

I'm trying to evaluate $\lim_{e\to 0} \, \frac{i}{e}\int_{\pi }^0 \frac{1-\exp (i e \exp (i \theta ))}{\exp (i \theta )} \, d\theta$ with Mathematica 9.0.1.0 on OS X. However, I get "Undefined" for ...
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How to compute the residue of $e^{z-\frac{1}{z}}$ at z=0?

I've tried the following but it didn't work: Residue[Exp[z - 1/z], {z, 0}] not even this: Residue[Exp[1/z], {z, 0}] ...
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How to apply a conformal map to a jpg (or other image) [duplicate]

I would like to apply a conformal map to a jpg. For example, the map $z\mapsto z^2$ to this image: http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mGyeriV7l-YArkeBd9oMUng.jpg Any help on how to do this?
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How to do this complex integration on the real line?

$m, r$ are parameters in the following integral: Integrate[z Exp[I z r]/Sqrt[z^2 + m^2], {z, -∞, ∞}] How to do this integration directly? The result should be ...
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Series expansion of a complex function

How do I expand a function $f(z)$ in a particular region? For example, how would I expand $f(z)=(z^2-3z+2)^{-1}$ in the region $0<|z-1|<1.$? I believe this can be done by the binomial theorem. ...
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How to apply RootLocusPlot correctly

I have to analyze the complex regions of variable c which is define obtained with InverseLaplace help in the form ...
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How does Mathematica understand branchcuts of the complex logarithm?

Say I have the function $f(x) = x \tanh(\pi x) \log (x^2 +a^2)$ where $a$ is some positive real number. Then it seems to be me that Mathematica when given such a ...
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About how Mathematica understands the branchcuts of the complex logarithm [Part 3] [closed]

One understands that for the function $\log(z^2+a^2)$ Mathematica implicitly puts the branch cuts to be starting at $\pm ia$ and going up/down respectively on the imaginary axis. The phase of this ...
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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 $v=2xy$, ...
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How do you force Mathematica to list all values of some multi-valued complex function at some point? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a complex-valued function $f(z) = \sqrt{z}$. When I plug $z = 1$ into it, it returns 1. I need it to return a list $\{-1,1\}$. Is it possible to force Mathematica to do that? I know ...
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A power series expansion

Consider the function, $f(z) = z tanh(\pi z) log (z^2 + a^2)$ for some $a>0$. Now I am considering 3 different situations, $z = i(n+0.5) - i\epsilon + \delta - it$ for $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ and ...
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Solving a complex-valued differential equation with NDSolve

I am trying to solve $dx/dt=\sqrt{1+(ix)^{1.8}}$ for initial condition $x[0] =-0.9877 + i 0.1563$, where $x$ is a complex variable. I would like to plot the imaginary part of the solution versus the ...
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How to visualize Riemann surfaces?

In WolframAlpha we can easily visualize Riemann surfaces of arbitrary functions, can we plot the Riemann surface of an arbitrary function using Mathematica and ...
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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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Check for holomorphy of a function

Given a (rather complicated) function H(z), what is the best approach to check symbolically whether it is holomorphic? What I tried is checking explicitly the ...
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Differential equations with a complex variable

Is Mathematica able to handle ordinary differential equations where the variable itself is complex? I am looking for solutions of ODE systems of the form $$\left\{ \begin{align} i\frac{da_1}{dt} ...
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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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Drawing contour integral diagrams

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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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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Evaluating Real and Imaginary parts in a dispersion equation via ContourPlot [closed]

I want to reproduce a dispersion curve from P. Zou's thesis found here: http://www.ipd.anl.gov/anlpubs/2001/06/39620.pdf on Pg. 31, Eq. 2.13. The problem is, the code below only gives values for the ...
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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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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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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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Plotting a dispersion curve with complex wavevectors [duplicate]

I want to reproduce a dispersion curve from P. Zou's thesis found here: http://www.ipd.anl.gov/anlpubs/2001/06/39620.pdf on Pg. 31, Eq. 2.13. The problem is, the code below only gives values for the ...