Transcendental branch point

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of an analytic function

A branch point that is not an algebraic branch point. In other words, it is either a branch point of finite order at which, however, there does not exist a finite or infinite limit

or a logarithmic branch point of infinite order. For example, the first possibility is realized at the transcendental branch point for the function , the second for the function .

In the first case the function can be expanded in a neighbourhood of in the form of a Puiseux series

with an infinite number of non-zero coefficients with negative indices.


[1] A.I. Markushevich, "Theory of functions of a complex variable" , 2 , Chelsea (1977) (Translated from Russian)
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