A History of Complex Dynamics: From Schroder to Fatou and Julia

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The contemporary study of complex dynamics, which has flourished so much in recent years, is based largely upon work by G. Julia (1918) and P. Fatou (1919/20). The goal of this book is to analyze this work from an historical perspective and show in detail, how it grew out of a corpus regarding the iteration of complex analytic functions. This began with investigations by E. Schroder (1870/71) which he made, when he studied Newton's method. In the 1880's, Gabriel Koenigs fashioned this study into a rigorous body of work and, ...

A History of Complex Dynamics: From Schroder to Fatou and Julia 2013, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Weisbaden

ISBN-13: 9783663091998

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