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1 4. Complex integration: Cauchy integral theorem and Cauchy integral formulas Definite integral of a complex-valued function of a real variable Consider a complex valued function f(t) of a real variable t: f(t) = u(t) + iv(t), which is assumed to be a piecewise continuous function defined in the closed interval a t b. The integral of f(t) from t = a to t = b, is defined as b b b f(t) dt = u(t) dt + i v(t) dt. a a a 1

2 Properties of a complex integral with real variable of integration Re Im b a f(t) dt = b b a f(t) dt = b b Re f(t) dt = a a b Im f(t) dt = a a u(t) dt. v(t) dt. 3. b b b [γ 1f 1 (t) + γ 2 f 2 (t)] dt = γ 1 f 1(t) dt + γ 2 a a where γ 1 and γ 2 are any complex constants. a f 2(t) dt, 4. b a f(t) dt b a f(t) dt. 2

3 To prove (4), we consider b a where φ = Arg b a f(t) dt f(t) dt ( b a f(t) dt b = e iφ ). Since a f(t) dt = b b a f(t) dt b = Re a e iφ f(t) dt = b a e iφ f(t) dt = a e iφ f(t) dt, b a b is real, we deduce that a Re [e iφ f(t)] dt f(t) dt. 3

4 Example Suppose α is real, show that e 2απi 1 2π α. Solution Let f(t) = e iαt, α and t are real. We obtain 2π 0 eiαt 2π dt 0 eiαt dt = 2π. The left-hand side of the above inequality is equal to 2π 0 eiαt dt = e iαt 2π iα 0 = e2απi 1. α Combining the results, we obtain e 2απi 1 2π α, α is real. 4

5 Definition of a contour integral Consider a curve C which is a set of points z = (x, y) in the complex plane defined by x = x(t), y = y(t), a t b, where x(t) and y(t) are continuous functions of the real parameter t. One may write z(t) = x(t) + iy(t), a t b. The curve is said to be smooth if z(t) has continuous derivative z (t) 0 for all points along the curve. A contour is defined as a curve consisting of a finite number of smooth curves joined end to end. A contour is said to be a simple closed contour if the initial and final values of z(t) are the same and the contour does not cross itself. 5

6 Let f(z) be any complex function defined in a domain D in the complex plane and let C be any contour contained in D with initial point z 0 and terminal point z. We divide the contour C into n subarcs by discrete points z 0, z 1, z 2,..., z n 1, z n = z arranged consecutively along the direction of increasing t. Let ζ k be an arbitrary point in the subarc z k z k+1 and form the sum n 1 k=0 f(ζ k )(z k+1 z k ). 6

7 Subdivision of the contour into n subarcs by discrete points z 0, z 1,, z n 1, z n = z. 7

8 We write z k = z k+1 z k. Let λ = max z k and take the limit k lim λ 0 n n 1 k=0 f(ζ k ) z k. The above limit is defined to be the contour integral of f(z) along the contour C. If the above limit exists, then the function f(z) is said to be integrable along the contour C. If we write then dz(t) dt = dx(t) dt C f(z) dz = b + i dy(t), a t b, dt a f(z(t)) dz(t) dt dt. 8

9 Writing f(z) = u(x, y) + iv(x, y) and dz = dx + idy, we have C C f(z) dz = u dx v dy + i u dy + v dx = [ b a + i C u(x(t), y(t)) dx(t) dt [ b a u(x(t), y(t)) dy(t) dt v(x(t), y(t)) dy(t) dt ] dt + v(x(t), y(t)) dx(t) dt The usual properties of real line integrals are carried over to their complex counterparts. Some of these properties are: ] dt. (i) (ii) C f(z) dz is independent of the parameterization of C; C f(z) dz = C f(z) dz, where C is the opposite curve of C; (iii) The integrals of f(z) along a string of contours is equal to the sum of the integrals of f(z) along each of these contours. 9

10 Example Evaluate the integral C 1 z z 0 dz, where C is a circle centered at z 0 and of any radius. The path is traced out once in the anticlockwise direction. Solution The circle can be parameterized by z(t) = z 0 + re it, 0 t 2π, where r is any positive real number. The contour integral becomes C 1 z z 0 dz = 2π 0 1 dz(t) z(t) z 0 dt dt = 2π 0 ire it dt = 2πi. reit The value of the integral is independent of the radius r. 10

11 Example Evaluate the integral (i) C z 2 dz and (ii) C 1 z 2 dz, where the contour C is (a) the line segment with initial point 1 and final point i; (b) the arc of the unit circle Im z 0 with initial point 1 and final point i. Do the two results agree? 11

12 Solution (i) Consider C z 2 dz, (a) Parameterize the line segment by z = 1 + (1 + i)t, 0 t 1, so that z 2 = ( 1 + t) 2 + t 2 and dz = (1 + i) dt. The value of the integral becomes C z 2 dz = 1 0 (2t2 2t + 1)(1 + i) dt = 2 (1 + i). 3 12

13 (b) Along the unit circle, z = 1 and z = e iθ, dz = ie iθ dθ. The initial point and the final point of the path correspond to θ = π and θ = π 2, respectively. The contour integral can be evaluated as C z 2 dz = π 2 π ieiθ dθ = e iθ π 2 π = 1 + i. The results in (a) and (b) do not agree. Hence, the value of this contour integral does depend on the path of integration. 13

14 (ii) Consider C 1 z 2 dz. (a) line segment from 1 to i C 1 1 z 2 dz = i [ 1 + (1 + i)t] 2 dt = (1 + i)t 1 0 = 1 1 i = 1+i. (b) subarc from 1 to i C π 1 z 2 dz = 2 π ]π 1 e 2iθieiθ dθ = e iθ 2 π = 1 + i. 14

15 Estimation of the absolute value of a complex integral The upper bound for the absolute value of a complex integral can be related to the length of the contour C and the absolute value of f(z) along C. In fact, C f(z) dz ML, where M is the upper bound of f(z) along C and L is the arc length of the contour C. 15

16 We consider C f(z) dz = b a b = M dz(t) f(z(t)) dt a f(z(t)) b M a b a dz(t) dt dz(t) dt ( dx(t) dt dt dt dt ) 2 + ( ) 2 dy(t) dt = ML. dt 16

17 Example Show that C 1 z 2 dz 2, where C is the line segment joining 1 + i and 1 + i. Solution Along the contour C, we have z = x + i, 1 x 1, so that 1 z 2. Correspondingly, Here, M = max z 2 z C z 2 = 1 and the arc length L = 2. We have C 1 z 2 dz ML = 2. 17

18 Example Estimate an upper bound of the modulus of the integral I = where C is the circle z = 3. Now, Hence, Log z z 4i max z C C ln z + Arg z z 4i Log z z 4i ln3 + π 3 4 Log z z 4i dz C 6π(π + ln3). Log z z 4i dz so that = ln3 + π; L = (2π)(3) = 6π. 18

19 Example Find an upper bound for Γ ez /(z 2 + 1) dz, where Γ is the circle z = 2 traversed once in the counterclockwise direction. Solution The path of integration has length L = 4π. Next we seek an upper bound M for the function e z /(z 2 + 1) when z = 2. Writing z = x + iy, we have e z = e x+iy = e x e 2, for z = and by the triangle inequality x 2 + y 2 = 2, z z 2 1 = 4 1 = 3 for z = 2. Hence, e z /(z 2 + 1) e 2 /3 for z = 2, and so Γ e z z dz e2 3 4π. 19

20 Path independence Under what conditions that C 1 f(z) dz = C 2 f(z) dz, where C 1 and C 2 are two contours in a domain D with the same initial and final points and f(z) is piecewise continuous inside D. The property of path independence is valid for f(z) = 1 z2 but it fails when f(z) = z 2. The above query is equivalent to the question: When does f(z) dz = 0 C hold, where C is any closed contour lying completely inside D? The equivalence is revealed if we treat C as C 1 C 2. We observe that f(z) = 1 z2 is analytic everywhere except at z = 0 but f(z) = z 2 is nowhere analytic. 20

21 Cauchy integral theorem Let f(z) = u(x, y)+iv(x, y) be analytic on and inside a simple closed contour C and let f (z) be also continuous on and inside C, then f(z) dz = 0. Proof C The proof of the Cauchy integral theorem requires the Green theorem for a positively oriented closed contour C: If the two real functions P(x, y) and Q(x, y) have continuous first order partial derivatives on and inside C, then C P dx + Q dy = D (Q x P y ) dxdy, where D is the simply connected domain bounded by C. 21

22 Suppose we write f(z) = u(x, y) + iv(x, y), z = x + iy; we have C C f(z) dz = u dx v dy + i v dx + u dy. One can infer from the continuity of f (z) that u(x, y) and v(x, y) have continuous derivatives on and inside C. Using the Green theorem, the two real line integrals can be transformed into double integrals. C f(z) dz = ( v x u y ) dxdy + i (u x v y ) dxdy. D D Both integrands in the double integrals are equal to zero due to the Cauchy-Riemann relations, hence the theorem. In 1903, Goursat was able to obtain the same result without assuming the continuity of f (z). C 22

23 Goursat Theorem If a function f(z) is analytic throughout a simply connected domain D, then for any simple closed contour C lying completely inside D, we have f(z) dz = 0. Corollary 1 C The integral of a function f(z) which is analytic throughout a simply connected domain D depends on the end points and not on the particular contour taken. Suppose α and β are inside D, C 1 and C 2 are any contours inside D joining α to β, then C 1 f(z) dz = C 2 f(z) dz. 23

24 Example If C is the curve y = x 3 3x 2 +4x 1 joining points (1,1) and (2,3), find the value of C (12z2 4iz) dz. Method 1. The integral is independent of the path joining (1,1) and (2, 3). Hence any path can be chosen. In particular, let us choose the straight line paths from (1,1) to (2,1) and then from (2,1) to (2,3). Case 1 Along the path from (1,1) to (2,1), y = 1, dy = 0 so that z = x + iy = x + i, dz = dx. Then the integral equals 2 1 {12(x+i)2 4i(x+i)} dx = {4(x+i) 3 2i(x+i) 2 } 2 1 = 20+30i. 24

25 Case 2 Along the path from (2,1) to (2,3), x = 2, dx = 0 so that z = x + iy = 2 + iy, dz = idy. Then the integral equals 3 1 {12(2+iy)2 4i(2+iy)}i dy = {4(2+iy) 3 2i(2+iy) 2 } 3 1 = 176+8i. Then adding, the required value = ( i) + ( i) = i. Method i 1+i The given integral equals (12z 2 4iz) dz = (4z 3 2iz 2 ) It is clear that Method 2 is easier. 2+3i 1+i = i. 25

26 Corollary 2 Let f(z) be analytic throughout a simply connected domain D. Consider a fixed point z 0 D; by virtue of Corollary 1, F(z) = z z 0 f(ζ) dζ, for any z D, is a well-defined function in D. Considering F(z + z) F(z) z f(z) = 1 z z+ z z [f(ζ) f(z)] dζ. By the Cauchy Theorem, the last integral is independent of the path joining z and z+ z so long as the path is completely inside D. We choose the path as the straight line segment joining z and z + z and choose z small enough so that it is completely inside D. 26

27 By continuity of f(z), we have for all points u on this straight line path f(u) f(z) < ǫ whenever u z < δ. Note that z < δ is observed implicitly. 27

28 We have so that F(z + z) F(z) z z+ z z [f(u) f(z)] du < ǫ z f(z) = 1 z for z < δ. This amounts to say lim z 0 z+ z z F(z + z) F(z) z [f(u) f(z)] du < ǫ = f(z), that is, F (z) = f(z) for all z in D. Hence, F(z) is analytic in D since F (z) exists at all points in D (which is an open set). 28

29 This corollary may be considered as a complex counterpart of the fundamental theorem of real calculus. If we integrate f(z) along any contour joining α and β inside D, then the value of the integral is given by β α β f(z) dz = f(ζ) dζ α z 0 f(ζ) dζ z 0 = F(β) F(α), α and β D. 29

30 Corollary 3 Let C, C 1, C 2,..., C n be positively oriented closed contours, where C 1, C 2,..., C n are all inside C. For C 1, C 2,..., C n, each of these contours lies outside of the other contours. Let int C i denote the collection of all points bounded inside C i. Let f(z) be analytic on the set S: C int C \ int C 1 \ int C 2 \ \ int C n (see the shaded area in Figure), then C f(z) dz = n k=1 C k f(z) dz. 30

31 The proof for the case when n = 2 is presented below. 31

32 Proof The constructed boundary curve is composed of C C 1 C 2 and the cut lines, each cut line travels twice in opposite directions. To explain the negative signs in front of C 1 and C 2, we note that the interior contours traverse in the clockwise sense as parts of the positively oriented boundary curve. With the introduction of these cuts, the shaded region bounded within this constructed boundary curve becomes a simply connected set. We have so that C f(z) dz + f(z) dz + f(z) dz = 0, C 1 C 2 C f(z) dz = f(z) dz + f(z) dz. C 1 C 2 32

33 Example Let D be the domain that contains the whole complex plane except the origin and the negative real axis. Let Γ be an arbitrary contour lying completely inside D, and Γ starts from 1 and ends at a point α. Show that dz = Log α. Γ z Solution Let Γ 1 be the line segment from 1 to α along the real axis, and Γ 2 be a circular arc centered at the origin and of radius α which extends from α to α. The union Γ 1 Γ 2 Γ forms a closed contour. Since the integrand 1 z is analytic everywhere inside D, by the Cauchy integral theorem, we have dz Γ z = dz Γ 1 z + dz Γ 2 z. 33

34 The contour Γ starts from z = 1 and ends at z = α. The arc Γ 2 is part of the circle z = α. 34

35 Since α cannot lie on the negative real axis, so Arg α cannot assume the value π. If we write α = α e iarg α ( π < Arg α < π), then Combining the results, dz α Γ 1 z = dt 1 t = ln α dz Arg α Γ 2 z = ire iθ dθ = i Arg α. 0 reiθ Γ dz z = ln α + i Arg α = Log α. Note that the given domain D is the domain of definition of Log z, the principal branch of the complex logarithm function. 35

36 Poisson integral Consider the integration of the function e z2 around the rectangular contour Γ with vertices ±a, ±a+ib and oriented positively. By letting a while keeping b fixed, show that e x2 e ±2ibx dx = e x2 cos2bx dx = e b2 π. y ( a, b) Γ 3 (a, b) Γ 4 Γ 2 ( a, 0) Γ 1 (a, 0) x The configuration of the closed rectangular contour Γ. 36

37 Solution Since e z2 is an entire function, we have Γ e z2 dz = 0, by virtue of the Cauchy integral theorem. The closed contour Γ consists of four line segments: Γ = Γ 1 Γ 2 Γ 3 Γ 4, where Γ 1 = {x : a x a}, Γ 2 = {a + iy : 0 y b}, Γ 3 = {x + ib : a x a}, Γ 4 = { a + iy : 0 y b}, and Γ is oriented in the anticlockwise direction. 37

38 The contour integral can be split into four contour integrals, namely, Γ e z2 dz = e z2 dz + e z2 dz + e z2 dz + e z2 dz. Γ 1 Γ 2 Γ 3 Γ 4 The four contour integrals can be expressed as real integrals as follows: a e z2 dz = Γ 1 a e x2 dx, Γ 2 e z2 dz = b 0 e (a+iy)2 i dy, a e z2 dz = e (x+ib)2 dx, Γ 3 a [ = e b2 a a a e x2 cos2bx dx i a e x2 sin2bx dx Γ 4 e z2 dz = 0 b e ( a+iy)2 i dy. ], 38

39 First, we consider the bound on the modulus of the second integral. Γ 2 e z2 dz b 0 e (a2 y 2 +2iay) i dy = e a2 b Therefore, the value of e a2 b 0 ey2 dy 0 eb2 dy (since 0 y b) = beb2 0 as a and b is fixed. ea2 Γ 2 e z2 dz 0 as a. By similar argument, the fourth integral can be shown to be zero as a. 39

40 so that ( a lim a Γ e z2 dz = lim a a e x2 dx e b2 e x2 cos2bx dx i + i lim a (e b2 a a a e x2 sin2bx dx e x2 sin2bx dx = e b2 a e x2 cos2bx dx ) = 0, ) e x2 dx = e b2 π. Either by equating the imaginary parts of the above equation or observing that e x2 sin2bx is odd, we deduce e x2 sin2bx dx = 0. Hence, we obtain e x2 e ±2ibx dx = e x2 cos2bx dx = e b2 π. 40

41 Cauchy integral formula Let the function f(z) be analytic on and inside a positively oriented simple closed contour C and z is any point inside C, then Proof f(z) = 1 2πi C f(ζ) ζ z dζ. We draw a circle C r, with radius r around the point z, small enough to be completely inside C. Since f(ζ) ζ z is analytic in the region lying between C r and C, we have 1 2πi C f(ζ) ζ z dζ = 1 2πi = 1 2πi f(ζ) C r ζ z dζ C r f(ζ) f(z) ζ z dζ + f(z) 2πi C r 1 ζ z dζ. The last integral is seen to be equal to f(z). To complete the proof, it suffices to show that the first integral equals zero. 41

42 y C C r z x The contour C is deformed to the circle C r, which encircles the point z. 42

43 Since f is continuous at z, for each ǫ > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that f(ζ) f(z) < ǫ whenever ζ z < δ. Now, suppose we choose r < δ (it is necessary to guarantee that C r lies completely inside the contour C), the modulus of the first integral is bounded by 1 2πi C r f(ζ) f(z) ζ z dζ 1 2π = 1 2πr < ǫ 2πr f(ζ) f(z) C r ζ z dζ f(ζ) f(z) dζ C r dζ = ǫ 2πr = ǫ. C r 2πr Since the modulus of the above integral is less than any positive number ǫ, however small, so the value of that integral is zero. 43

44 By the Cauchy integral formula, the value of f(z) at any point inside the closed contour C is determined by the values of the function along the boundary contour C. Example Apply the Cauchy integral formula to the integral to show that z =1 e kz 2π 0 2π 0 z dz, k is a real constant, e k cos θ sin(ksin θ) dθ = 0 e k cos θ cos(ksin θ) dθ = 2π. 44

45 Solution By Cauchy s integral formula: On the other hand, 2πi = = i z =1 2π 0 e kz 2π z dz = 0 z =1 e e kz z dz = (2πi)ekz = 2πi. z=0 k(cos θ+isin θ) e iθ ie iθ dθ e k cos θ [cos(ksin θ) + isin(k sin θ)] dθ. Equating the real and imaginary parts, we obtain 0 = 2π = 2π 0 2π 0 e kcos θ sin(k sin θ) dθ e kcos θ cos(k sin θ) dθ. 45

46 Example Evaluate where C is the circle: z i = 3. Solution C sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 (z 1)(z 2) dz, C sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 (z 1)(z 2) dz = C sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 z 2 dz C sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 z 1 dz By Cauchy s integral formula, we have C C sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 dz = 2πi{sin π(2) 2 + cos π(2) 2 } = 2πi z 2 sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 dz = 2πi{sin π(1) 2 + cos π(1) 2 } = 2πi z 1 since z = 1 and z = 2 are inside C and sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 is analytic on and inside C. The integral has the value 2πi ( 2πi) = 4πi. 46

47 Remark Alternately, by Corollary 3 of the Cauchy Integral Theorem, we have C sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 (z 1)(z 2) dz = (sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 )/(z 2) dz C 1 z 1 (sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 )/(z 1) + dz, C 2 z 2 where C 1 and C 2 are closed contours completely inside C, C 1 encircles the point z = 1 while C 2 encircles the point z = 2. 47

48 By the Cauchy Integral formula, choosing f(z) = sin πz2 + cos πz 2, z 2 we obtain C 1 f(z) z 1 In a similar manner C 2 (sin πz 2 + cos πz 2 )/(z 1) z 2 dz = 2πif(1) = 2πisin π + cos π 1 = 2πi. dz = 2πi sin πz2 + cos πz 2 z 1 Hence, the integral is equal to 2πi + 2πi = 4πi. z=2 = 2πi. 48

49 The Cauchy integral formula can be extended to the case where the simple closed contour C can be replaced by the oriented boundary of a multiply connected domain. Suppose C, C 1, C 2,..., C n and f(z) are given the same conditions as in Corollary 3, then for any point z C int C \ int C 1 \ int C 2 \ \ int C n, we have f(z) = 1 f(ζ) 2πi Cζ z dζ n k=1 1 2πi C k f(ζ) ζ z dζ. 49

50 Derivatives of contour integrals Suppose we differentiate both sides of the Cauchy integral formula formally with respect to z (holding ζ fixed), assuming that differentiation under the integral sign is legitimate, we obtain f (z) = 1 2πi d dz C f(ζ) ζ z dζ = 1 2πi C d dz f(ζ) ζ z dζ = 1 2πi C f(ζ) (ζ z) 2 dζ. How to justify the legitimacy of direct differentiation of the Cauchy integral formula? First, consider the expression = 1 h f(z + h) f(z) 1 f(ζ) h 2πi C(ζ z) 2 dζ { [ 1 f(ζ) 2πi C ζ z h f(ζ) ζ z h f(ζ) (ζ z) 2 = h 2πi C f(ζ) (ζ z h) (ζ z) 2 dζ. ] dζ } 50

51 It suffices to show that the value of the last integral goes to zero as h 0. To estimate the value of the last integral, we draw the circle C 2d : ζ z = 2d inside the domain bounded by C and choose h such that 0 < h < d. For every point ζ on the curve C, it is outside the circle C 2d so that ζ z > d and ζ z h > d. Let M be the upper bound of f(z) on C and L is the total arc length of C. Using the modulus inequality and together with the above inequalities, we obtain h 2πi C f(ζ) (ζ z h) (ζ z) 2 dζ h 2π ML d 3. 51

52 In the limit h 0, we observe that lim h 0 h 2πi C f(ζ) (ζ z h)(ζ z) 2 dζ lim h 0 h 2π ML d 3 = 0; therefore, f (z) = lim h 0 f(z + h) f(z) h = 1 f(ζ) 2πi C(ζ z) 2 dζ. By induction, we can show the general result f (k) (z) = k! 2πi C f(ζ) dζ, k = 1,2,3,, (ζ z) k+1 for any z inside C. This result is called the generalized Cauchy Integral Formula. 52

53 Theorem If a function f(z) is analytic at a point, then its derivatives of all orders are also analytic at the same point. Proof Suppose f is analytic at a point z 0, then there exists a neighborhood of z 0 : z z 0 < ǫ throughout which f is analytic. Take C 0 to be a positively oriented circle centered at z 0 and with radius ǫ/2 such that f is analytic inside and on C 0. We then have f (z) = 1 πi C 0 f(ζ) (ζ z) 3 dζ at each point z interior to C 0. The existence of f (z) throughout the neighborhood: z z 0 < ǫ/2 means that f is analytic at z 0. Repeating the argument to the analytic function f, we can conclude that f is analytic at z 0. 53

54 Remarks (i) The above theorem is limited to complex functions only. In fact, no similar statement can be made on real differentiable functions. It is easy to find examples of real valued function f(x) such that f (x) exists but not so for f (x) at certain points. (ii) Suppose we express an analytic function inside a domain D as f(z) = u(x, y) + iv(x, y), z = x + iy. Since its derivatives of all orders are analytic functions, it then follows that the partial derivatives of u(x, y) and v(x, y) of all orders exist and are continuous. 54

55 To see this, since f (z) exists, we consider or f (z) = 2 u x 2 + v i 2 x 2 = 2 v y x i 2 [ u from f (z) = u ] y x x + i v x f (z) = 2 v x y i 2 u x y = 2 u y 2 i 2 v y 2 [ from f (z) = v y i u y The continuity of f implies that all second order partials of u and v are continuous at points where f is analytic. Continuing with the process, we obtain the result. The mere assumption of the analyticity of f(z) on and inside C is sufficient to guarantee the existence of the derivatives of f(z) of all orders. Moreover, the derivatives are all continuous on and inside C. ]. 55

56 Example Suppose f(z) is defined by the integral f(z) = find f (1 + i). ζ =3 3ζ 2 + 7ζ + 1 ζ z dζ, Solution Setting k = 1 in the generalized Cauchy integral formula, f (z) = = = 3ζ 2 + 7ζ + 1 ζ =3 (ζ z) 2 dζ 3(ζ z) 2 + (6z + 7)(ζ z) + 3z 2 + 7z + 1 ζ =3 (ζ z) 2 dζ ζ =3 3 dζ + (6z + 7) 1 ζ =3 ζ z dζ + (3z z + 1) ζ =3 (ζ z) 2 dζ. 56

57 The first integral equals zero since the integrand is entire (a constant function). For the second integral, we observe that { 1 0 if z > 3 ζ =3 ζ z dζ = 2πi if z < 3. Furthermore, we deduce that the third integral is zero since ζ =3 1 (ζ z) 2 dζ = d dz Combining the results, we have [ ζ =3 1 ζ z dζ f (z) = (2πi)(6z + 7) if z < 3. ] = 0. We observe that 1 + i is inside z < 3 since 1 + i = 2 < 3. Therefore, we obtain f (1 + i) = 2πi [6(1 + i) + 7] = 12π + 26πi. 57

58 Example Evaluate C e 2z dz, where C is the circle z = 3. (z + 1) 4 Solution Let f(z) = e 2z and a = 1 in the Cauchy integral formula f (n) (a) = n! 2πi C f(z) (z a) n+1 dz. If n = 3, then f (z) = 8e 2z and f ( 1) = 8e 2. Hence, 8e 2 = 3! 2πi e 2z (z + 1) 4 dz from which we see the required integral has the value 8πie 2 /3. 58

59 Cauchy inequality Suppose f(z) is analytic on and inside the disc z z 0 = r, 0 < r <, and let then M(r) = max z z 0 =r f(z), f (k) (z) k! M(r) r k, k = 0,1,2,.... This inequality follows from the generalized Cauchy integral formula. 59

60 Example Suppose f(z) is analytic inside the unit circle z = 1 and show that f(z) 1 1 z, f (n) (0) (n + 1)! ( n) n. Solution We integrate f(ζ) ζn+1 around the circle ζ = n n+1, where f(ζ) is analytic on and inside the circle. Using the generalized Cauchy integral formula, we have f (n) (0) = n! f(ζ) dζ 2πi ζ = n+1 n ζn+1 60

61 = n! 2πi = ( n 2π f ( n n+1 eiθ) ( ) 0 n n+1 n+1 e i(n+1)θ ) n n! 2π f 0 2π ( n n + 1 ) ( ) n n + 1 eiθ e inθ dθ. e iθ i dθ The modulus f (n) (0) is bounded by f (n) (0) ( ) n n! n 2π ( ) n n! n 2π 2π f 0 2π 0 ( ) n n + 1 eiθ dθ 1 1 n n+1 ( = ) n n! [(n + 1) 2π] n ( 2π = (n + 1)! 1 + n) 1 n. dθ 61

62 Gauss mean value theorem If f(z) is analytic on and inside the disc C r : z z 0 = r, then Proof f(z 0 ) = 1 2π 2π f(z 0 + re iθ ) dθ. 0 From the Cauchy integral formula, we have f(z 0 ) = 1 f(z) dz 2πi C r z z 0 = 1 2π f(z 0 + re iθ )ire iθ 2πi 0 re iθ dθ = 1 2π 2π f(z 0 + re iθ ) dθ. 0 Write u(z) = Re f(z), it is known that u is harmonic. We have u(z 0 ) = 1 2π 2π 0 u(z 0 + re iθ ) dθ. 62

63 Example Find the mean value of x 2 y 2 + x on the circle z i = 2. Solution First, we observe that x 2 y 2 + x = Re(z 2 + z). The mean value is defined by 2π 1 2π u(i + 0 2eiθ ) dθ, where u(z) = Re(z 2 + z). By Gauss mean value theorem, 1 2π 2π u(i + 0 2eiθ ) dθ = Re(z 2 + z) = Re( 1 + i) = 1. z=i 63

64 Maximum modulus theorem If f(z) is analytic on and inside a domain D bounded by a simple closed curve C, then the maximum value of f(z) occurs on C, unless f(z) is a constant. Example Find the maximum value of z 2 + 3z 1 in the disk z 1. Solution The triangle inequality gives z 2 + 3z 1 z z + 1 5, for z 1. 64

65 However, the maximum value is actually smaller than this, as the following analysis shows. The maximum of z 2 +3z 1 must occur on the boundary of the disk ( z = 1). The latter can be parameterized as z = e it,0 t 2π; whence z 2 + 3z 1 2 = (e i2t + 3e it 1)(e i2t + 3e it 1). Expanding and gathering terms reduces this to (11 2 cos 2t), whose maximum value is 13. The maximum value is obtained by taking t = π/2 or t = 3π/2. Thus the maximum value of z 2 + 3z 1 is 13, which occurs at z = ±i. 65

66 Example Let R denote the rectangular region: 0 x π, 0 y 1, the modulus of the entire function f(z) = sin z has a maximum value in R that occurs on the boundary. To verify the claim, consider f(z) = sin 2 x + sinh 2 y, the term sin 2 x is greatest at x = π/2 and the increasing function sinh 2 y is greatest when y = 1. ( The ) maximum value of f(z) in R π occurs at the boundary point 2,1 and at no other point in R. 66

67 Proof of the Maximum Modulus Theorem Proof by contradiction. Suppose f(z) attains its maximum at α D. Using the Gauss Mean Value Theorem: 2π f(α) = 1 f(α + re iθ ) dθ 2π 0 where the neighborhood N(α; r) lies inside D. By the modulus inequality, f(α) 1 2π 2π 0 f(α + re iθ ) dθ. Since f(α) is a maximum, then f(α+re iθ ) f(α) for all θ, giving 2π 2π 1 f(α + re iθ ) dθ 1 f(α) dθ = f(α). 2π 0 2π 0 Combining the results, we obtain 2π [ f(α) f(α + re iθ ) ] dθ = 0. 0 } {{ } non-negative 67

68 One then infer that f(α) = f(α + re iθ ). However, it may be possible to have f(α + re iθ ) < f(α) at isolated points. We argue that this is not possible due to continuity of f(z). If f(α + re iθ ) < f(α) at a single point, then f(α + re iθ ) < f(α) for a finite arc on the circle, giving 2π 1 f(α + re iθ ) dθ < f(α), 2π 0 a contradiction. We can then deduce that for all points on the circle. f(α) = f(α + re iθ ) Since r can be any value, f(z) is constant in any neighborhood of α lying inside D. 68

69 Finally, we need to show that f(z) is constant at any point in D. Take any z D, we can join α to z by a curve lying completely inside D. Taking a sequence of points z 0 = α, z 1,, z n = z such that each of these points is the center of a disc (plus its boundary) lying completely inside D and z k is contained in the disk centered at z k 1, k = 1,2,, n. We then have f(z 1 ) = f(α). Also z 2 is contained inside the disc centered at z 1, so f(z 2 ) = f(z 1 ),, and deductively f(z) = f(α). Lastly, we use the result that if f(z) = constant throughout D, then f(z) = constant throughout D. 69

70 Liouville s Theorem If f is entire and bounded in the complex plane, then f(z) is constant throughout the plane. Proof It suffices to show that f f(ζ) (z) = 0 for all z C. We integrate (ζ z) 2 around C R : ζ z = R. By the generalized Cauchy integral formula f (z) = 1 2πi C R f(ζ) (ζ z) 2 dξ, which remains valid for any sufficiently large R since f(z) is entire. Since f(z) is bounded, so f(z) B for all z C, f (z) = 1 2π C R f(ζ) (ζ z) 2 dζ 1 2π B R 22πR = B R. 70

71 Now, B is independent of R and R can be arbitrarily large. The inequality can hold for arbitrarily large values of R only if f (z) = 0. Since the choice of z is arbitrary, this means that f (z) = 0 everywhere in the complex plane. Consequently, f is a constant function. Remark Non-constant entire functions must be unbounded. For example, sin z and cos z are unbounded, unlike their real counterparts. 71

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