Example 3.8.  Show that the function

is differentiable for all    and find its derivative.

Explore Solution 3.8.

Solution.  We first observe that

and     .

Then compute the partial derivatives and get

,     and

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Moreover, the partial derivatives    are continuous everywhere.

By Theorem 3.4,   ,  is differentiable everywhere.

Therefore, using Equation (3-14) and (3-15), we have

,     and

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We are done.

Aside.  Both and can assist us in finding the partial derivatives.

Aside.  The Mathematica solution uses the commands.

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The Cauchy-Riemann equations hold all points    in the complex plane,

therefore       is an entire function.

Verify that the derivative can be calculated with either of the formulas:

(3-14)              ,     or

(3-15)              .

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Remark 1.  In Section 5.1, we will develop formula (5-1) for the complex exponential function, which is

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Then we can replace    in the above formula and see that our function really is

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The rules for differentiation of the real exponential function will be and extended for    and we will have

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Combining this with the previous relation will permit us to write

Which is exactly the result we obtained by using formulas (3-14) and (3-15).

We still have important material to learn before we get to Section 5.1 and the complex exponential function.

Do not worry about these formulas.  There will be plenty of time to get them.

Remark 2.  This example shows how the Cauchy-Riemann equations are useful for differentiating some functions

that are given in the Cartesian coordinate form.  In Section 3.3 we show that the Cauchy-Riemann equations are useful

for constructing a conjugate harmonic function.

Remark 3.  In this book the use of computers is optional.

Hopefully this text will promote their use and understanding.

(c) 2011 John H. Mathews, Russell W. Howell