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Syllabus: Math 423/523 Complex Variables

Meeting Time
MWF 2:30-3:20

Room
STRGT 202

General Course Information


Instructor:
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Email:
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Dr. Charles Lamb


218 Stright Hall
clamb@iup.edu
(724) 357-4766
http://www.math.iup.edu/~clamb/classes/math423/sp14/
M-F 1:30-2:30 pm

Course Description:

An introduction to the theory of functions of a complex variable. Topics


included are: operations on complex numbers, elementary functions, conformal mapping, integration, series and applications.

Text:

Complex Variables by Joseph L. Taylor


ISBN-10: 0821869019
ISBN-13: 978-0821869017

Course Objectives
1. Students will be able to carry out arithmetic operations on complex numbers
2. Students will be able to work with complex numbers in a variety of representations, including rectangular, polar and exponential.
3. Students will be know the properties of complex functions including powers, exponentials, trigonometric
and logarithmic functions
4. Students will be able to calculate limits derivatives and integrals involving complex functions.
5. Students will be able to determine the differentiability and analyticity of a function using the CauchyRiemann equations.
6. Students will understand the concept of independence of path and its application to contour integrals.
7. Students will know Cauchys Integral Theorem.
8. Students will be able to calculate a Taylor Series and Laurent Series for an analytic function.
9. Students will be able to apply Residue theory to calculate tradition integrals from calculus of a real
variable.

Grading
Grade Breakdown with Dates:
Homework
Exam 1
Exam 2
Final Exam

Percentage
25%
25%
25%
25%

Date
As Assigned
Weds. Mar. 5
Weds. Apr. 9
See Below

Grading Scale
A
B
C
D
F

90%-100%
80%-89%
70%-79%
60%-69%
59%.

Final Exam Dates:


Meeting Time
MWF 2:30-3:20

Final Exam Date


Wednesday, May 9

2:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

Homework
Homework will be regularly assigned and collected on a bi-weekly basis. You will be given ample time
to complete each assignment. It is highly suggested that you complete each sections homework after the
relevant material has been covered in class: do not wait until the last minute.
1. Since you will be given ample time, no late homework will be accepted.
2. Extra problems (typically proofs) preceded by E will be a required portion of the homework for MATH
523.

Attendance
Attendance is important to your overall success in this course. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to
obtain notes from a classmate to not fall behind.

Make-ups
If you are apart of a school affiliated athletic team or club that has an event during an exam date, please
contact me one week prior to the exam date to schedule an alternate exam date that is BEFORE the
anticipated missed exam.

Tentative Course Outline


Date
W Jan. 22
F Jan. 24
M Jan. 27
W Jan. 29
F Jan. 31
M Feb. 3
W Feb. 5
F Feb. 7
M Feb. 10
W Feb. 12
F Feb. 14
M Feb. 17
W Feb. 19
F Feb. 21
M Feb. 24
W Feb. 26
F Feb. 28
M Mar. 3
W Mar. 5
F Mar. 7
M Mar. 10
W Mar. 12
F Mar. 14
Mar. 17-21
M Mar. 24
W Mar. 26
F Mar. 28
M Mar. 31
W Apr. 2
F Apr. 4
M Apr. 7
W Apr. 9
F Apr. 11
M Apr. 14
W Apr. 16
F Apr. 18
M Apr. 21
W Apr. 23
F Apr. 25
M Apr. 28
W Apr. 30
F May 2
M May. 5

Description
Begin Chapter 1

Note

Begin Chapter 2

Begin Chapter 3

Exam 1 (through Chapter 2)

Spring Break.
Begin Chapter 4

No Class

Last Day for Course Withdrawal


Exam 2 (through 4.4)

Begin Chapter 5

Selected Topics

Review

Last Day of Class