MAT 342: Applied Complex Analysis

Fall 2017

Department of Mathematics
SUNY at Stony Brook

Course Description: This is a mathematically rigorous course, and most statements will come with complete proofs. Topics covered will include properties of complex numbers, analytic functions with examples, contour integrals, the Cauchy integral formula, the fundamental theorem of algebra, power series and Laurant series, residues and poles with applications, conformal mappings with applications and other topics if time permits.

Textbook: Complex Variables and Applications, by James W. Brown and Ruel V. Churchill, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Prerequisite: In order to take this course, you must have passed MAT 203 or MAT 205 or AMS 261 (Calculus III) and MAT 303 or MAT 305 or AMS 361 (Calculus IV) with a grade of C or better. Also, you must have passed MAT 200 (Logic, Language, and Proof).

Instructor: Xiuxiong Chen, Math Tower 4-100B. Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 11:00-12:30pm. Email: xiu@math.stonybrook.edu

Course Assistants: Yi Wang, Math Tower S-240A. Office Hours: Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm in office; Mondays 6-7pm and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm in MLC. Email: yi.wang.10@stonybrook.edu

Class schedule: MWF 10:00-10:53am, Math Tower P131

Homework: Homework is a fundamental part of this course, and you will have to work hard on the assigned problems in order to succeed. Assignments will be posted on Blackboard at the beginning of each week, and will be due on Friday of the following week in class. A file bag will be placed in the platform, where you may turn in your homework. Please pick up your previous homework at the same time. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework will account for 30% of the total grade. In order to receive full credit for any problem you must show all of your work, and must provide full justification for your answer.

Homework 1 (Due 9/8) - §2: 4, 11; §3: 1, 2; §4: 1, 6; §5: 1, 9; §8: 1, 4, 5ac, 9;

Homework 2 (Due 9/15) - §10: 2, 6; §11: 1ac, 2ac, 3ac; §12: 1b, 2; §14: 3a, 7;

Homework 3 (Due 9/22) - §18: 2bc, 5, 7; §20: 1cd, 4, 8;

Homework 4 (Due 9/29) - §23: 1c, 2d, 3bc; §25: 1c, 2c, 4c, 7; §26: 1ac, 2, 7;

Homework 5 (Due 10/6) - §28: 1, 5; §29: 1ac, 4, 8ac, 14; §31: 1a, 2bc, 5b, 9a; §32: 5;

Homework 6 (Due 10/13) - §33: 1a, 2c, 6, 8a; §34: 2b, 9a, 12a, 15; §35: 15a; §36: 1a;

Homework 7 (Due 10/20) - §38: 2a, 4; §39: 2, 5; §42: 1b, 3, 7, 8; §43: 4, 5; §45: 2b, 5;

Midterm Examination in class on 10/20 -- it covers sections 1-41.

Homework 8 (Due 10/27) - §49: 1e, 2c, 4, 7; §52: 1b, 3, 7; §54: 1, 3, 5; §56: 2, 9;

Homework 9 (Due 11/3) - §59: 3, 6, 10; §62: 3, 6, 10; §66: 2, 4, 6; §67: 3, 4;

Homework 10 (Due 11/10) - §71: 1ac, 2ac, 3b, 6; §72: 1ac, 2ac, 3; §74: 1ab, 2b, 5;

Homework 11 (Due 11/17) - §76: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8a; §79: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8;

Homework 12 (Due 12/1) - §81: 3, 6, 10; §84: 2, 4, 6; §85: 2, 3; §87: 1a, 6a;

Grading Policy: HW 30%, Midterm 30%, Final 40%.

Exams: There will be an in class midterm as well as a final, each respectively accounting for 30% and 40% of the total grade. The midterm exam will be on Friday, October 20 in class. By enrolling in this course, you are attesting to the fact that you will be available for the exams at these times.

Help: The Math Learning Center (MLC) is located in Math Tower S-235, and offers free help to any student requesting it. It also provides a locale for students wishing to form study groups. The MLC is open 10am-7pm Monday through Thursday and 10am-2pm on Friday. A list of graduate students available for hire as private tutors is maintained by the Undergraduate Mathematics Office, Math Tower P-143.


 
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