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Complex Geometry 丘成桐

Complex Geometry 丘成桐



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Published by haiwentom
Complex geometry lecturs by Shing-Tung Yau
Complex geometry lecturs by Shing-Tung Yau

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Published by: haiwentom on Dec 31, 2008
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Complex geometry:Its brief history and its futurePersonal perspective
Shing-Tung Yau
Once complex number is introduced as a field, it isnatural to consider functions depending only on its“pure” holomorphic variable
. As it is independentof ¯
= 0
There are surprising rich properties of these holo-morphic functions.
The possibility of holomorphic continuation of holomorphic functions forces us to consider multi-valued holomorphic functions.The concept of Riemann Surfaces was introducedto understand such phenomena.The ideas of branch cuts and branch points imme-diately relate topology of these surfaces to complexvariables.
The possibility of two Riemann surfaces can behomeomorphic to each other without being equal wasrealized in nineteenth century where remarkable uni-formization theorems were proved by Riemann forsimply connected surfaces. Although it took Hilbertmany years later to make Riemann’s work on varia-tional principle to be rigorous, the Dirichlet principleof constructing harmonic functions and hence holo-morphic functions has tremendous influence up tomodern days.

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