Fundamentals of Complex Analysis (with Applications to Engineering and Science), 3rd Edition by E. B. Saff & A. D. Snider. Prentice Hall, 2003.
This course is an introduction to the theory of
functions of one complex variable. Its emphasis is on techniques and
applications, and it serves as a basis for more advanced courses. Material
covered includes: functions of a complex variable and their derivatives; power
series and Laurent expansions; Cauchy integral theorem and formula; calculus of
residues and contour integrals; harmonic functions.
A working knowledge of the principles of complex analysis is an indispensable part of the formation of any scientist or engineer. The central concepts of "analytic function" and "conformal mapping" are nothing but two faces of the same coin and the interplay between analysis and geometry makes the subject extremely rich in applications. One can use the properties of these functions to easily compute integrals for which standard real-variable methods fail, to generate beautiful fractal figures and to study the ubiquitous "harmonic functions" that appear when dealing with such diverse problems as the steady-state temperature of a plate, non-viscous fluid flow or electrostatic charge distribution. Although fully exploring the richness of applications of the subject is beyond the scope of a first course it is hoped that the ones we present will serve as enticing highlights.
The prerequisite for this course is Calculus III.
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is based on 300 points distributed as follows:
11 homework problem sets, worth 10 points each, due in the lecture on the following Thursday. The lowest score will be dropped.
Midterm on October 17 in lecture, worth 100 points.
Final, on December 7 in lecture, worth 100 points.
No late homework is accepted. Staple your problem sets! Study groups are encouraged, but homework has to be written down independently.
No makeup exam in this course. If you have to miss an exam for a documented, legitimate reason, please inform me as early in the semester as possible.
You are responsible for lecture notes, any course material handed out, and attendance in class. The lectures will be conducted as if you have already read the material and attempted some homework problems. In this manner, you can focus mainly on those parts of the lectures that cover the areas of your reading you found difficulty to understand.
If you have any math questions, please feel free to ask me anytime. You can find me after lectures, in office hours, or you can reach me by email.
Students with disabilities
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Report any violations you witness to the instructor. You may consult the associate dean of student affairs and/or the chairman of the Ethics Board beforehand. See the guide on ¡°Academic Ethics for Undergraduates¡± and the Ethics Board Web site (http://e-catalog.jhu.edu/undergrad-students/student-life-policies/#UAEB) for more information.
Tentative Schedule (will be updated as the course progresses)
Homework will be posted by every Tuesday and due in the lecture on the next Thursday.
Homework 1: Exercises 1.1: 4, 6, 8; Exercises 1.2: 7(e), 16; Exercises 1.3: 5(d), 7(h), 12(d); Exercises 1.4: 4, 8; Exercises 1.5: 5(f), 16.
Read 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2
Homework 1 due in the lecture on 9/14.
Homework 2: Exercises 1.6: 2, 4, 6; Exercises 1.7: 2, 5; Exercises 2.1: 3, 10(a); Exercises 2.2: 9, 11, 18, 21.
Read 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Homework 2 due.
Homework 3: Exercises 2.3: 4(a)(c), 7(a)(c)(e), 11(b)(f); Exercises 2.4: 3, 4, 8, 12, 13; Exercises 2.5: 3(b)(c)(d), 6, 9, 15.
Read 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Homework 3 due.
Week 6 (10/3 & 10/5): Elementary Functions
Read 3.4, 3.5
Homework 4 due.
Read 4.1, 4.2
Homework 5 due.
Week 8 (10/17 & 10/19): Independent of Path
Midterm on Monday in class
Homework 6 due.
Week 9 (10/24 & 10/26): Cauchy¡¯s Integral Theorem and Cauchy¡¯s Integral Formula
Read 4.4, 4.5
Homework 7 due.
Read 4.6, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2
Homework 8 due.
Read 5.3, 5.5, 5.6
Homework 9 due.
Read 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Homework 10 due.
Read 6.4, 6.5
Homework 11 due.