Math 407 Section 500
Complex Variables

Harold P. Boas
Spring 2012
Daily journal
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Course description
This three-credit course covers the elements of one-dimensional complex analysis: the complex numbers (their algebra, geometry, and topology); analytic functions of a complex variable (definition, examples, properties); integration in the complex plane, particularly Cauchy's integral formula and its consequences; infinite series of complex numbers and of complex variables, including Taylor series and Laurent series; the residue theorem and the computation of real integrals by complex methods; and conformal mapping.
Course objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able
The required textbook is Schaum's Outline of Complex Variables, second edition, by Murray R. Spiegel, Seymour Lipschutz, John J. Schiller, and Dennis Spellman, McGraw-Hill, 2009, ISBN 9780071615693. The course covers Chapters 1–8. Some corrections to the textbook are posted.
The official prerequisite for this course is Math 221 (Several Variable Calculus).
The course meets 9:35–10:50 in the morning on Tuesday and Thursday in room 148 of the Blocker building.
Exams and grades
Grades are based on the standard scale (60% is passing, 70% or higher earns a C, 80% or higher earns a B, 90% or higher earns an A).
Course website
Office hours
During the Spring 2012 semester, my office hour in Milner 202 is 2:00–3:00 in the afternoon on Monday and Wednesday; I am available also by appointment. The best way to contact me is via email to Telephone messages can be left at the Milner office of the Department of Mathematics, 979-845-7554.
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