Modern Birkhäuser Classics

Complex Analysis

Fundamentals of the Classical Theory of Functions

Authors: Stalker, John

  • An affordable softcover edition of a classic text
  • Serves as a textbook or as a self-study guide
  • Features beautiful illustrations, a rich set of examples of key concepts and numerous exercises
  • Includes an excellent bibliography and index
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About this Textbook

This clear, concise introduction to the classical theory of one complex variable is based on the premise that "anything worth doing is worth doing with interesting examples."  The content is driven by techniques and examples rather than definitions and theorems.  This self-contained monograph is an excellent resource for a self-study guide and should appeal to a broad audience.  The only prerequisite is a standard calculus course.

 

The first chapter deals with a beautiful presentation of special functions. . . . The third chapter covers elliptic and modular functions. . . in much more detail, and from a different point of view, than one can find in standard introductory books. . . . For [the] subjects that are omitted, the author has suggested some excellent references for the reader who wants to go through these topics. The book is read easily and with great interest. It can be recommended to both students as a textbook and to mathematicians and physicists as a useful reference. ---Mathematical Reviews

Mainly original papers are cited to support the historical remarks. The book is well readable. ---Zentralblatt für Mathematik

This is an unusual textbook, incorporating material showing how classical function theory can be used. . . . The general scheme is to show the reader how things were developed without following the traditional approach of most books on functional theory. . . . This book can be recommended to those who like to see applications of the theory taught in classical courses. ---EMS

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The first chapter deals with a beautiful presentation of special functions... The third chapter covers elliptic and modular functions...in much more detail, and from a different point of view, than one can find in standard introductory books... For [the] subjects that are omitted, the author has suggested some excellent references for the reader who wants to go through these topics. The book is read easily and with great interest. It can be recommended to both students as a textbook and to mathematicians and physicists as a useful reference.

---Mathematical Reviews

Mainly original papers are cited to suppoert the historical remarks. The book is well readable.

---ZentralblattMATH

This is an unusual textbook, incorporating material showing how classical function theory can be used.  The general scheme is to show the reader how things were developed without following the traditional approach of most books on functional theory. This book can be recommended to those who like to see applications of the theory taught in "classical courses".

---EMS

“The intended audience for this book is anyone who has taken a calculus course, who knows or is willing to believe the elementary theorems of real analysis given in the appendix, and who wants to learn the classical theory of analytic functions. … The book is easy to read and with great interest. It can be recommended to both students as a textbook and to mathematicians and physicists as a useful reference.” (Vasily A. Chernecky, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1188, 2010)


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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Analysis
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals of the Classical Theory of Functions
Authors
Series Title
Modern Birkhäuser Classics
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
John Stalker
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4919-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-4919-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4918-0
Series ISSN
2197-1803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 228
Topics