Syllabus for Math 3160 Section 1, Spring 2011

Instructor: Y.-P. Lee, JWB 305
Office Hours: TH 11:35-12:25 and by appointments.

Time. TH 10:45-11:35
Room. JWB 333.

Course Information
Textbook: Complex Variables and Applications, 8th Edition, ISBN 978-0-07-305194-9
Subject: MATH. Catalogue Number: 3150. Class Index Number: 1087.
Description: We will go over the basics of complex numbers very quickly, and then cover the following topics, as many of them as the time allows:
Analytic functions, complex integration, Cauchy integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series, residues and contour integrals, conformal mappings with applications to electrostatics, heat, and fluid flow.
The pace will be brisk and students are expected to work hard outside the classroom.
Prerequisite: "C" or better in MATH 2250 OR (MATH 2270 AND MATH 2280) To get the permission code, please visit Mathematics Class Permission Code Request Form link at .

Homework: Homework will be assigned in the class and collected on the following Tuesday (or on Thursday if Tuesday is a holiday.)
Student Solution Manual can be purchased. ISBN 978-0-07-333730-2.
UMail: Students are required to check their UMail accounts for important information regarding this class. For assistance regarding UMail, please call 581.4000.

Exams (tentative as of 10th Jan)
Location: JWB 333, the lecture room, unless otherwise announced.
1st Midterm: Thursday, 27th Jan
2nd Midterm: Tuesday, 22nd Feb
3rd Midterm: Thursday, 17th Mar
4th Midterm: Thursday, 21st Apr
Final Exam: Friday, 29th Apr, 10:30- 12:30.
Note: All exams are cumulative. Only pencils are allowed during the exams. No calculators, computers, books, notes etc.
Important! Please make sure that you can attend all exams. No makeup exam is possible without a documented exceptional reason. In most cases, it must be authorized by the instructor prior to the exam.

Grading Policy
Grades are based on the following scheme: 10% Homeork, 15% for each midterm exam, and 30% for the final exam. No alternative scheme unless authorized by the instructor in advance.

Additional Resources: The Math Center offers free tutoring, a computer lab, and study areas for undergraduates. Math Center is adjacent to the LCB and JWB. For information on the hours of the lab or tutoring center, please check on the website: The univeristy provides low cost Private Tutoring at University Tutoring Services at 330 SSB. There is also a list of tutors at the Math Department office, JWB 233

How to do well in this class? The answer is straightforward and old-fashioned: Prepare for Class, Keep Up, and Do the Homework Problems. The exams will contain at least 80% from material covered in lecturs and homework problems, with little modification. A sure way to get a good grade is to study for the class, and do the assignments as if you are taking the tests, without the help of the book, notes and computers. It also helps a great deal to ask questions during and after the lectures, especially after you have already previewed the material.

Instructor's comments: The goal of this class is to have students learn the material well and then to give them fair and accurate grades. To achieve this goal, the instructor belives in serious homework problems and hard exams. Serious problems make students learn more and better. Hard exams give a better evaluation of students' learning. In other words, if you are taking this class just to get a passing grade and with no intention to learn, consider taking another class.

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