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Topic: Complex analysis question
Replies: 10   Last Post: Jan 2, 2013 2:47 PM

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 ksoileau Posts: 85 From: Houston, TX Registered: 3/9/08
Re: Complex analysis question
Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:07 AM

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:02:59 AM UTC-6, ksoileau wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 8:51:23 AM UTC-6, Toni...@yahoo.com wrote:
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> > > Kerry M. Soileau
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> I don't mean to be dense, but it's not clear from the hypothesis that |f'(z)|=0, only that the derivative of |f(z)| along C is zero.

f(z) might be of the form Kexp(ig(z)) for some mapping g of C into the reals, with K a nonnegative real number.

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