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Visual Complex Analysis

Tristan Needham · 4 HN comments
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This radical first course on complex analysis brings a beautiful and powerful subject to life by consistently using geometry (not calculation) as the means of explanation. Aimed at undergraduate students in mathematics, physics, and engineering, the book's intuitive explanations, lack of advanced prerequisites, and consciously user-friendly prose style will help students to master the subject more readily than was previously possible. The key to this is the book's use of new geometric arguments in place of the standard calculational ones. These geometric arguments are communicated with the aid of hundreds of diagrams of a standard seldom encountered in mathematical works. A new approach to a classical topic, this work will be of interest to students in mathematics, physics, and engineering, as well as to professionals in these fields.
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Has anyone tried to make complex visualizations with Penrose that would mirror some of the graphics in https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Complex-Analysis-Tristan-Needh...

While I do see the value in a programmatic diagram tool, I'm not sure I'll use it over something like Inkscape if the visualization is fairly simple.

if you are interested in new insights about complex numbers and analysis from a geometric POV, this book is wonderful: http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Complex-Analysis-Tristan-Needha... and quite accessible.
Dec 22, 2008 · eipiman on The nicest math book I own
Another beautiful math book is Visual Complex Analysis, http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Complex-Analysis-Tristan-Needha... Too many modern math texts are utterly alegebraic. VCA embraces geometry to great effect.
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