5.1 The Complex Exponential Function

    Recall that the real exponential function can be represented by the power series  [Graphics:Images/ComplexFunExponentialMod_gr_4.gif].  Thus it is only natural to define the complex exponential  [Graphics:Images/ComplexFunExponentialMod_gr_5.gif],  also written as [Graphics:Images/ComplexFunExponentialMod_gr_6.gif], in the following way:

Definition 5.1 (Exponential Function).  The definition of  exp(z) is  


Demonstration for Definition 5.1.  

We can use Mathematica to sum a power series.



The ratio test can be used to show that the infinite series converges for all values of   z.
































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