Complex differential equation
Constructing integrals involves choice of what path to take, which means singularities and branch points of the equation need to be studied. Analytic continuation is used to generate new solutions and this means topological considerations such as monodromy, coverings and connectedness are to be taken into account.
Existence and uniqueness theorems involve the use of majorants and minorants.
Generalizations include partial differential equations in several complex variables, or differential equations on complex manifolds. Also there are at least a couple of ways of studying complex difference equations: either study holomorphic functions which satisfy functional relations given by the difference equation or study discrete analogs of holomorphicity such as monodiffric functions. Also integral equations can be studied in the complex domain.
Some of the early contributors to the theory of complex differential equations include: Pierre Boutroux, Paul Painlevé, Lazarus Fuchs, Henri Poincaré, David Hilbert, George David Birkhoff, Kōsaku Yosida, Hans Wittich, Charles Briot, Jean Claude Bouquet, Johannes Malmquist.
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