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Complex Circle, 2 Slits Framed & Mounted Print

Complex Circle, 2 Slits Framed & Mounted Print

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The equation \(x^2 + y^2 = 1\) describes the unit circle in the real Cartesian plane. We may write \(y = \pm\sqrt{1 - x^2}\) and treat the circle as a union of two semi-circle graphs.

Similarly, the equation \(z^2 + w^2 = 1\) in the complex Cartesian plane describes a surface that can be written as a union of two graphs. The complex square root is only continuous if we remove branch cuts, and the two graphs here are only continuous if we slit the complex plane somewhere.

This image shows continuous branches, one green, the other blue, on the plane with the real rays \((-\infty, -1]\) and \([1, \infty)\) removed.

Handmade in the UK by specialist picture framers using premium fine art paper with a gently textured surface and satin finish, high-quality wood, and an FSC certified off-white mat. Delivered ready for hanging.

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