Leon Takhtajan

Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University

office: Math Tower 5-111
phone: (631) 632-8287
e-mail: leon.takhtajan@stonybrook.edu

MAT 536: Complex Analysis I
Spring 2019
Course Information


The course will cover the basic complex analysis core course syllabus and some additional topics. The lectures and homework assignments will be posted on the detailed weekly schedule. The homework problems will vary from routine to rather challenging. The use of online resources for solving the` homework problems is prohibited. The schedule will be regularly updated and it is necessary to check it each week. The grades, solutions of selected homework problems and solutions to the midterm will be posted on the Blackboard.


Monday and Wednesday 10:00am-11:20am in Physics P127


Leon Takhtajan

Office hours: W 2:00pm-3:30pm and Th 1:30pm-3:00pm in Math Tower 5-111.


Jack Burkart

Office: Math Tower 2-105
Office hours: Tu 2:30pm-3:30pm in 2-105 and also by appointment; MLC: (in Math Tower S-235) Tu 11:30am-12:30pm, Th 11:30am-12:30pm.


L Ahlfors, Complex Analysis, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill Book Company, 2013.

You can also consult many other good textbooks:

and a timeless classic:

E.T. Whittaker and G.N. Watson, A Course of Modern Analysis, Cambridge University Press, 4th ed., 1996 (reprint of 1927 original)


The basics from algebra, real analysis and topology (as in Chapter 3.1 in Ahlfors' book)

Grading Policy

Grades will be computed using the following scheme:

Students are expected to attend class regularly and to keep up with the material presented in the lecture and the assigned reading.


There will be a midterm and a final exam, scheduled as follows:

Information for students with disabilities

If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, 128 ECC Building (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential. Arrangements should be made early in the semester (before the first exam) so that your needs can be accommodated. All information and documentation of disability is confidential. Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website and search Fire Safety and Evacuation and Disabilities.

Academic integrity

Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty is required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. Faculty in the Health Sciences Center (School of Health Technology & Management, Nursing, Social Welfare, Dental Medicine) and School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty please refer to the academic judiciary website.

Critical Incident Management

Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of University Community Standards any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn. Faculty in the HSC Schools and the School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures. Further information about most academic matters can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Undergraduate Class Schedule, and the Faculty-Employee Handbook.

Last updated January 2019