Visual Complex Analysis: 25th Anniversary Edition
- Length: 720 pages
- Edition: 1
- Language: English
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 2023-02-28
- ISBN-10: 0192868918
- ISBN-13: 9780192868916
- Sales Rank: #1898147 (See Top 100 Books)
The 25th Anniversary Edition features a new Foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, as well as a new Preface by the author.
The fundamental advance in the new 25th Anniversary Edition is that the original 501 diagrams now include brand-new captions that fully explain the geometrical reasoning, making it possible to read the work in an entirely new way―as a highbrow comic book!
Complex Analysis is the powerful fusion of the complex numbers (involving the ‘imaginary’ square root of -1) with ordinary calculus, resulting in a tool that has been of central importance to science for more than 200 years.
This book brings this majestic and powerful subject to life by consistently using geometry (not calculation) as the means of explanation. The 501 diagrams of the original edition embodied geometrical arguments that (for the first time) replaced the long and often opaque computations of the standard approach, in force for the previous 200 years, providing direct, intuitive, visual access to the underlying mathematical reality.