My new book, Complex Analysis: An Introduction, is nearly finished.
To help my students with revision I created a list of common mistakes and this forms a chapter in the book.
And if this post seems negative in tone, the a later one is more positive as it delves into techniques that improve understanding. The point is, unlike real numbers, we cannot order the complex numbers. This week the joint Gresham College and London Mathematical Society lecture will take place.
Imaginary numbers cannot be compared The first mistake is the probably the most common: the comparison of imaginary numbers. Reidun Twarock of the University of York will give a talk Geometry: A New Weapon in the Fight Against Viruses. In case you can’t make the talk on Wednesday, then maybe there is a Maths Jam near you on Tuesday.
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As a lecturer with many years of experience of teaching the subject I have seen these mistakes appear again and again in examinations.