Complex coordinate space

In mathematics, the n-dimensional complex coordinate space (or complex n-space) is the set of all ordered n-tuples of complex numbers. It is denoted , and is the n-fold Cartesian product of the complex plane with itself. Symbolically,


The variables are the (complex) coordinates on the complex n-space.

Complex coordinate space is a vector space over the complex numbers, with componentwise addition and scalar multiplication. The real and imaginary parts of the coordinates set up a bijection of with the real coordinate space . With the standard Euclidean topology, is a topological vector space over the complex numbers.

A function on an open subset of complex n-space is holomorphic if it is holomorphic in each complex coordinate separately. Several complex variables is the study of such holomorphic functions in n variables. More generally, the complex n-space is the target space for holomorphic coordinate systems on complex manifolds.

See also


  • Robert Gunning; Hugo Rossi, Analytic functions of several complex variables
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