Taylor Polynomial: Complex Cosine Function
The real cosine function can be extended using the exponential function: As a power series the equivalent definition is: This series converges everywhere in the complex plane. If we increase the degree of the Taylor polynomial, this polynomial approaches the function more and more. We can see it if we look at the Remainder (the difference between the function and the polynomial). For example, this is a representation of a Taylor's polynomial of degree 5 (In the mathlet we can change the center): And this is the remainder. We can see how the approximation is much better near the center: If we increase the degree of the polynomial the approximation is better (degree 10): The area where the approximation is good is much bigger: The Cosine Function is periodic with period . REFERENCES
Tristan Needham  Visual Complex Analysis. (pags. 84)  Oxford University Press
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Complex power functions with natural exponent have a zero (or root) of multiplicity n in the origin.
A polynomial of degree 2 has two zeros or roots. In this representation you can see Cassini ovals and a lemniscate.
The Complex Cosine Function extends the Real Cosine Function to the complex plane. It is a periodic function that shares several properties with his real ancestor.
The usual definition of a function is restrictive. We may broaden the definition of a function to allow f(z) to have many differente values for a single value of z. In this case f is called a manyvalued function or a multifunction.
Inversion is a plane transformation that transform straight lines and circles in straight lines and circles.
Inversion preserves the magnitud of angles but the sense is reversed. Orthogonal circles are mapped into orthogonal circles
Multifunctions can have more than one branch point. In this page we can see a twovalued multifunction with two branch points.
The function is not defined for values less than 1. Taylor polynomials about the origin approximates the function between 1 and 1.
The function has a singularity at 1. Taylor polynomials about the origin approximates the function between 1 and 1.
The function has a singularity at 1. Taylor polynomials about the origin approximates the function between 1 and 1.
