This introduction to the theory of complex manifolds covers the most important branches and methods in complex analysis of several variables while completely avoiding abstract concepts involving sheaves, coherence, and higher-dimensional cohomology. Only elementary methods such as power series, holomorphic vector bundles, and one-dimensional cocycles are used. Each chapter contains a variety of examples and exercises.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 398
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
From the reviews:
"This new book is a valuable addition to the literature."
K. Fritzsche and H. Grauert
From Holomorphic Functions to Complex Manifolds
"A valuable addition to the literature."-MATHEMATICAL REVIEW
"The book is a nice introduction to the theory of complex manifolds. The authors' intention is to introduce the reader in a simple way to the most important branches and methods in the theory of several complex variables. ... The book is written in a very readable way; it is a nice introduction into the topic." (EMS, March 2004)
"About 25 years ago, the same couple of authors published the forerunner of this work with the title Several Complex Variables ... . The experience of forty years of active teaching besides the well-known research career resulted in an admirably well readable simple clean and polished style. ... I find this book of extraordinary importance and I recommend it to all students, teachers and researchers in mathematics and even in physics as well." (Laszlo L. Stacho, Acta Scientarum Mathematicarum, Vol. 69, 2003)
"This book gives an easily understandable introduction to the theory of complex manifolds. It is self-contained ... and leads to deep results such as the Remmert-Stein theorem for analytic sets, finiteness theorems for spaces of cross sections in holomorphic vector bundles, and the solution if the Levi problem, using only elementary methods such as power series, holomorphic vector bundles, and one-dimensional cocycles." (F. Haslinger, Monatshefte fur Mathematik, Vol. 142 (3), 2004)
"The book is an essentially extended and modified version of the classical monograph 'Several complex variables' by the same authors. ... The monograph is strongly recommended to everybody interested in modern complex analysis, both for students and researchers." (Marek Jarnicki, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1005, 2003)
"The authors state that this book `grew out of' their earlier graduate textbook [Several complex variables, Translated from the German, Springer, New York, 1976; MR 54 # 3004]. The book should not, however, be thought of as merely a second edition. ... Where the two books do overlap in content, the exposition in the new volume has been largely rewritten. This new book is a valuable addition to the literature." (Harold P. Boas, Mathematical Reviews, 2003 g)
"This book is an introduction to the theory of complex manifolds. The authors' intent is to familiarize the reader with the most important branches and methods in complex analysis of several variables and to do this as simply as possible. ... The book can be used as a first introduction to several complex variables as well as a reference for the expert." (L'ENSEIGNEMENT MATHEMATHIQUE, Vol. 48 (3-4), 2002)
"Due to its interior unity and its many-sided applicability, Complex Analysis became an absolutely essential part of today's Mathematics. ... It is a merit of the authors that their book is an introduction into holomorphic functions of several complex variables which is easily understandable. ... K. Fritzsche's and H. Grauert's book will give a fresh impetus not only to mathematicians who are interested in holomorphic functions in several complex variables but also to those who deal with generalized multi-regular functions." (W. Tutschke, ZAA, Vol. 22 (1), 2003)