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MAT3342018F => MAT334Tests => Term Test 2 => Topic started by: Victor Ivrii on November 24, 2018, 04:29:17 AM

Find all singular points of
$$
f(z)=z^2(z^2\pi^2)\cot^2(z)
$$
and determine their types (removable, pole (in which case what is it's order), essential singularity, not isolated singularity, branching point).
In particular, determine singularity at $\infty$ (what kind of singularity we get at $w=0$ for $g(w)=f(1/w)$?).

We have
\begin{equation}
f(z) = z^2(z^2\pi^2)\cot^2(z) \\
f(z) = z^2(z^2\pi^2)\frac{\cos^2(z)}{sin^2(z)} \Rightarrow \sin^2(z) \neq 0 \Rightarrow \sin(z) \neq 0 \Rightarrow z \neq n\pi, n \in \mathbb{Z}
\end{equation}
So the singular points are $z_0 = n\pi, n \in \mathbb{Z}$.
Now consider the part
\begin{equation}
\frac{\cos^2(z)}{\sin^2(z)} = \frac{1\sin^2(z)}{\sin^2(z)} =\frac{1}{\sin^2(z)}  1\\
\lim_{z \to z_0} \frac{\cos^2(z)}{\sin^2(z)} = \infty  1 = \infty
\end{equation}
Notice when $z_0 = n\pi, n=0$, we have $z^2=0$.
When $z_0 = n\pi, n=\pm1$, we have $(z^2 \pi^2) = 0.$ Therefore for $z_0=n\pi, n=0,\pm1$
\begin{equation}
\lim_{z \to z_0} f(z) = 0
\end{equation}
So there are three removable singularities.
For $z_0=n\pi, n \neq 0,\pm1$
\begin{equation}
\lim_{z \to z_0} f(z) = \infty
\end{equation}
So there are all poles of order 2.

Now let $z=\frac{1}{w}$, we have
\begin{equation}
f(z)=f(\frac{1}{w})=\frac{1}{w^2}(\frac{1}{w^2}\pi^2)\frac{\cos^2(\frac{1}{w})}{\sin^2(\frac{1}{w})} \\
\lim_{w \to 0} f(\frac{1}{w}) = \infty \cdot \infty \cdot a \qquad a = \infty, a = constant, a = 0 \\
\lim_{w \to 0} f(\frac{1}{w}) = \infty,0 \Rightarrow \lim_{z \to \infty} f(z) = \infty,0
\end{equation}
So it is an not isolated singularity

(Note: At $z = \pi $ or $z = \pi$, $f(z)$ has pole of order 1, since
$\lim_{z \rightarrow \pi} f(z) = (l'hopital) \lim_{z \rightarrow \pi} \frac{(4z^32z\pi^2) \cos^2(z)  \sin(2z)(z^4  z^2\pi^2)}{sin(2z)} = \infty$, which must be a pole
)
Complete Solution:
Since
$$
f(z) = \frac{z^2(z+\pi)(z\pi) \cos^2(z)}{\sin^2(z)}
$$
thus,
$f(z)$ has singularities at $z = n\pi$ where $n \in \mathbb{Z}$.
and at each $n\pi$, $\sin^2(z)$ has zero of order 2.
Consider numerator, $z \mapsto z^2(z+\pi)(z\pi)\cos^2(z)$ has zero of order 2 at $0\pi$, zero of order 1 at $\pi$ and $\pi$, thus $f(z)$ has a removable singularities at 0, pole of order 1 at $\pi$ and $\pi$, and pole of order two at $n\pi$ where $n \ge 2$.
Consider $g(z) := f(\frac{1}{z})$, since any disc centered at 0 in $g$ will include more than 1 singularities, that means, it is no the case that there exists a small ball, 0 is the only singularity in it. We can conclude $\infty$ is nonisolated singularity for $f$.

Ende is right with corrections at $z=\pm \pi$ and with $\infty$ to be nonisolated.