harmonic conjugates

harmonic conjugates

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(mathematics)
Two points, P3 and P4, that are collinear with two given points, P1 and P2, such that P3 lies in the line segment P1 P2 while P4 lies outside it, and, if x1, x2, x3, and x4 are the abscissas of the points, (x3-x1)/ (x3-x2) = - (x4-x1)/(x4-x2).
A pair of harmonic functions, u and v, such that u + iv is an analytic function, or, equivalently, u and v satisfy the Cauchy-Riemann equations.
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He continues with Abel's theorem, the gamma function, universal covering spaces, Cauchy's theorem for non-holomorphic functions and harmonic conjugates.