# Find a branch of f(z)=\log(z^3−2) that is analytic at z=0.

Find a branch of $$\displaystyle{f{{\left({z}\right)}}}={\log{{\left({z}^{{3}}−{2}\right)}}}$$ that is analytic at $$\displaystyle{z}={0}$$.

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redhotdevil13l3
Note that, $$\displaystyle{z}={0}$$ is not a branch point of $$\displaystyle{f{{\left({z}\right)}}}$$. To find the branch points of $$\displaystyle{f{{\left({z}\right)}}}$$, solve the equation
$$\displaystyle{z}^{{3}}-{2}={0}\Rightarrow{z}^{{3}}={2}{e}^{{{2}{k}\pi{i}}}\Rightarrow{z}={2}^{{\frac{{{1}}}{{{3}}}}}{e}^{{{\frac{{{2}{k}\pi{i}}}{{{3}}}}}},{k}={0},{1},{2}$$
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Anzante2m
Or without integration, just take $$\displaystyle{\log{}}$$ to be the ''natural branch'', i.e. the one with a branch cut along the positive real axis. Or any branch cut that avoids $$\displaystyle−{2}$$ for that matter.
Vasquez

This branch can be defined (at least, in the open unit disk centered at 0) as follows.
$$f(z):=\int^z_0\frac{3t^2}{t^3-2}dt+\log(-2)$$
where the integration is taken over the interval [0,z] and $$\log(−2)=\log2+\pi i.$$