# Definition:Analysis/Complex

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## Definition

**Complex analysis** is a branch of mathematics that studies complex functions.

## Also see

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## Historical Note

The field of complex analysis, and the theory of functions of a complex variable was in effect created by Augustin Louis Cauchy.

Karl Weierstrass rebuilt the entire mathematical discipline from the ground up in the process of his studies into Abelian functions.

## Sources

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**complex analysis**