| The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful recourse
of the divine spirit, almost an amphibian between being
and not being.
--Gottfried Whilhem Leibniz
| The shortest path between two truths in the real
domain passes through the complex domain.
-- Jacques Hadamard
| The complexity of the complex variable course is more
imaginary than real.
-- An encouraging observation
| "The number you have dialed is imaginary. Please
rotate your phone 90 degrees and try again."
-- A math joke
Andrej V. Cherkaev, professor
|Exam||first midterm||second midterm||Final|
|Sections||1 - 29||30 - 64||1 - 92|
Calculator: A calculator is not required for the course, although it may be useful for some homework problems. Calculators will be forbidden in exams.
Final exam: Half of the final will be devoted to material covered after the second midquarter exam. The rest will be comprehensive. Students must take the final to pass the course.
Grades: The final grade will be based on the following score: Two midterm exams (50%= 25%+25%) + homework(20%) + final (30%).
ADA: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with physical, sensory, cognitive, systemic, learning and psychiatric disabilities. Please contact me at the beginning of the quarter to discuss any such accommodations for the course.
The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.WH1
-- Paul Halmos
Chapter 2 Due Jan 30
p 71- 4(c) , p 77- 1(b), p 78- 6, p 81- 1(c), p 82 -5, 9, 11 (use Maple, Matlab, Matematica, or any other platform to graph the families of level curves).
p 97: 4(a), 4(b), 9(b)
p 100: 1
p 104: 2(c)
p 108: 2(a), 2(b), 8(a)
p 115: 3
exam at Thursday, February 8 - chapters 1, 2, 3. of the
HW5 Chapter 4
Due February 22
p 135 1(b), 2, 6
p 149 1, 2(b), 5
*(more diffucult) p 126, 6
HW6 due March 6
p140: 1, 3
p170: 1(b). 1(d)
video about series that do not converge: 1+2+ 3+ 4 + .. = -
exam at Thursday, March 15 (before Spring break) - chapters
4, 5, 6. of the textbook
HW7 due March 15
p 206 4, 5
p 225. 1
p 239. 2(a), 2(c)
p 243 1(a), 1(c) 1(e), 3(a)
p 248 1(a),1(b), 4.
date/time for the Second Midterm exam is
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-5:30, in LCB 323
History of complex numbers - a
Quadrdatic, cubic and quartic equations; introduction of complex numbers
Irrotational flows by conformal mappings Interactive page, a lot of pictures.
Lectures on Advanced Topics in Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Norm Bleistein
COMPLEX ANALYSIS: Mathematica 4.0 Notebooks by John H. Mathews, and Russell W. Howell. Lecture notes and Mathematica-based examples, including Julia & Mandelbrot sets, conformal mappings, etc.
68 lessons by Dr. John H. Mathews. A part of the book, Complex Analysis for Mathematics & Engineering, 4th Ed, 2001, by John H. Mathews and Russell W. Howell
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