# 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 $z_{1},\ldots,z_{n}$ such that $U\cap N=\{p\in U\mid z_{d+1}(p)=\ldots=z_{n}(p)\}$ for some integer $d\leq n$.

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 ${\mathbb{C}}^{n}$. Such a manifold is of real dimension $2n$ if we identify ${\mathbb{C}}^{n}$ 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.

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.
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