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Mathematical Treasure: Forsyth's Complex Variables Text

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Andrew R. Forsyth (1858-1942) was an English mathematician and professor at Cambridge University. His Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (1893) was a standard text on the subject for many years.

Title page of Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Forsyth in 1893

The author’s “Preface” provides insights into the state of complex variables in this period of development.

First page to the Preface of Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Forsyth in 1893

Second page to the Preface of Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Forsyth in 1893

Third page to the Preface of Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Forsyth in 1893

Fourth page to the Preface of Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Forsyth in 1893

Fifth page to the Preface of Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Forsyth in 1893

The images above were obtained through the courtesy of the University of California Libraries. The book may be viewed in its entirety in the Internet Archive.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Forsyth's Complex Variables Text," Convergence (February 2018)

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