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Topic: existence of holomorphic log in simply-connected region not
containing {0}

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Stuart M Newberger

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Re: existence of holomorphic log in simply-connected region not
containing {0}

Posted: Oct 13, 2012 2:52 AM
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On Friday, October 12, 2012 11:48:16 PM UTC-7, smn wrote:
> On Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:37:37 PM UTC-7, (unknown) wrote:
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> > logz is defined as the integral Int_Gamma dz/z , for Gamma a simple-closed
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> > the integral is independent of path. In addition, 1/z is holomorphic
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> As George said ,in your region where where the Cauchy theorem holds the function 1/z z|=0 has a primitive f(z) ,that means a function with d/dz(f(z))=1/z in the region. If a is in the region, then by adding a constant to f, arrange that exp(f(a)=a Now show that d/dz( (1/z)exp(f(z))) =0 in the region so the indicated function is a constant which is 1 since that is its value at a.
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> Regards,smn






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