# complex analytic manifold

###### Definition.

A manifold $M$ is called a complex analytic manifold (or sometimes just a complex manifold) if the transition functions are holomorphic.

###### Definition.

A subset $N\subset M$ is called a complex analytic submanifold of $M$ if $N$ is closed in $M$ and if for every point $z\in N$ there is a coordinate neighbourhood $U$ in $M$ with coordinates ${z}_{1},\mathrm{\dots},{z}_{n}$ such that $U\cap N=\{p\in U\mid {z}_{d+1}(p)=\mathrm{\dots}={z}_{n}(p)\}$ for some integer $d\le n$.

Obviously $N$ is now also a complex analytic manifold itself.

For a complex analytic manifold, dimension always means the complex dimension,
not the real dimension. That is $M$ is of dimension $n$ when there are neighbourhoods of every point homeomorphic to ${\u2102}^{n}$. Such a manifold is of real dimension $2n$ if we identify ${\u2102}^{n}$ with
${\mathbb{R}}^{2n}$.
Of course the tangent bundle^{} is now also a complex vector space.

A function $f$ is said to be holomorphic on $M$ if it is a holomorphic function when considered as a function of the local coordinates.

Examples of complex analytic manifolds are for example the Stein manifolds^{} or the Riemann surfaces. Of course also any open set in ${\u2102}^{n}$ is also a complex analytic manifold. Another example may be the set of regular points^{} of an analytic set.

Complex analytic manifolds can also be considered as a special case of CR manifolds where the CR dimension is maximal.

Complex manifolds are sometimes described as manifolds carrying an or . This refers to the atlas and transition functions defined on the manifold.

## References

- 1 Lars Hörmander. , North-Holland Publishing Company, New York, New York, 1973.
- 2 Steven G. Krantz. , AMS Chelsea Publishing, Providence, Rhode Island, 1992.

Title | complex analytic manifold |
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Canonical name | ComplexAnalyticManifold |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 15:04:40 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 15:04:40 |

Owner | jirka (4157) |

Last modified by | jirka (4157) |

Numerical id | 6 |

Author | jirka (4157) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 32Q99 |

Synonym | complex manifold |

Defines | complex analytic submanifold |

Defines | complex submanifold |

Defines | analytic structure |

Defines | holomorphic structure |