Image: X-ray of $\sqrt{z}$
on $z \in \left[-3, 3\right] + \left[-3, 3\right] i$

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An X-ray plot illustrates the geometry of a complex analytic function $f\!\left(z\right)$. Thick black curves show where $\operatorname{Im}\!\left(f\!\left(z\right)\right) = 0$
(the function is pure real). Thick red curves show where $\operatorname{Re}\!\left(f\!\left(z\right)\right) = 0$
(the function is pure imaginary). Points where black and red curves intersect are zeros or poles. Magnitude level curves $\left|f\!\left(z\right)\right| = C$
are rendered as thin gray curves, with brighter shades corresponding to larger $C$. Blue lines show branch cuts. The value of the function is continuous with the branch cut on the side indicated with a solid line, and discontinuous on the side indicated with a dashed line. Yellow is used to highlight important regions.

Definitions:

Fungrim symbol | Notation | Short description |
---|---|---|

Sqrt | $\sqrt{z}$ | Principal square root |

ClosedInterval | $\left[a, b\right]$ | Closed interval |

ConstI | $i$ | Imaginary unit |

Im | $\operatorname{Im}\!\left(z\right)$ | Imaginary part |

Re | $\operatorname{Re}\!\left(z\right)$ | Real part |

Abs | $\left|z\right|$ | Absolute value |

Source code for this entry:

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