Riemann surface


Definition of Riemann surface

: a multilayered surface in the theory of complex functions on which a multivalued complex function can be treated as a single valued function of a complex variable

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First Known Use of Riemann surface

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Riemann surface

after G.F.B. Riemann

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“Riemann surface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Riemann%20surface. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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