Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Complex numbers are not just useful when solving polynomial equations but play an important role in many fields of mathematical analysis. With the help of complex functions transformations of the plane can be expressed, solution formulas for differential equations can be obtained, and matrices can be classified. Not least, fractals can be defined by complex iteration processes. In this section we introduce complex numbers and then discuss some elementary complex functions, like the complex exponential function. Applications can be found in Chaps. 9 (fractals) and 20 (systems of differential equations) and in Appendix B (normal form of matrices).
Please log in to get access to this content
- Complex Numbers
- Springer International Publishing
- Sequence number
- Chapter number
- Chapter 4