1. ## Laurent Series Question

Ok, so this is just a question about clarification. I never learned this in class, so I was hoping someone could explain a small technicality.

The question is Find the Luarent Series of 1/(1-z^2).

I know how to do this. You can do it many ways, but I just first split it up into 1/(1-z)(1+z). Then I found that 1/(1+z) = 1/(2-(1-z)), and I just wrote out the series, divided by 1-z to get the Laurent sreies of
1/(1-z^2) = -1/[2(z-1)]+1/4-1/8(z-1)+1/16(z-1)^2-...

This should be right (but please correct me if I am wrong)

However, the question then asks what happens when |z-1| > 2? I assume when |z-1| > 2, this series is no longer converging? Is that the case? Otherwise, why would they ask this?

It seems to be when |z-1| > 2, the terms are like 1/4, 1/4, 1/4, and getting bigger?

So I am confused. What am I suppose to write for the Laurent series then? Infinity?

Thanks.

2. ## Re: Laurent Series Question

Your questions do not make any sense. The first question should be: Find the Laurent series for the function f about a point c.

You have singularities at $z=1$ and $z=-1$, so you can do Laurent expansions in two different areas: $|z| < 1$ and $|z| > 1$ depending on where z is defined.

I have no idea what you're asking in the second question since you can find a Laurent series expansion for f on $|z - 1| > 2$ that is convergent. If these are real question from a course, post them exactly as they were given to you.