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Re: Re: Re: Plot Sequencies of Complex Functions

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  • Subject: [mg67093] Re: [mg67045] Re: Re: [mg67034] Plot Sequencies of Complex Functions
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 01:07:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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What do you mean when you ask to "plot" a sequence of complex functions? 
  Even what it means to "plot" a single complex function is unclear!  I 
presume you are referring to a function from the complex numbers to the 
complex numbers, such as is given by f(z) = z^3.  It is impossible to 
directly visualize the graph of this function, since that would require 
2*2 = 4 real dimensions.  Of course there are various indirect ways to 
get at visualizing such a function, such as drawing various curves in 
one plane and then showing their images in another plane next to that. 
Or, you could draw a 3-dimensional plot of the real part of f(z) as a 
function of z along with another 3D plot of the imaginary part of f(z) 
as a function of z.

Eleanna Tsoumani wrote:
> Hi again,
>   Thanks for the suggestions! They were very helpful!
>   If I may have one more question: How can I plot the sequence of complex functions?
>   Many Thanks to all,
>   Eleanna

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