Mathematics 185: Complex Analysis, Spring 2017

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Lectures: TuTh 2:10-3:30, 3107 Etcheverry
Class Number: 18274
Instructor: Constantin Teleman, 905 Evans.
Office Hours: Tu 3:40–5, W 12:30–2, or by appointment
GSI: Brandon T. Williams
Office Hours: MWF 2–4:30 and TuTh 12:30–2 in 961 Evans

Prerequisites: Math 104.
Syllabus: Introduction to the theory of analytic functions of one complex variable. Main topics:

Required Texts: Sarason, Notes on complex function theory; Schaum Outlines, Complex Variables
Recommended Reading: Needham, Visual Complex Analysis.

Using the texts:
Sarason's notes are an excellent but brief account of the material, with elegant proofs but no wasted words.
Schaum's outlines have a wealth of exercises and many solved examples. (They also contain complete proofs,
but I have spotted some typos and small mistakes). Can be a good antidote to Sarason's `pure' approach.
Needham's book offers beautiful geometric reasonings.

Grading: Weekly homework, 25%. Two in-class exams and one final, 25% each.

Exams: In class, Thursday 2/23 and Thursday 4/6. Final, Monday 5/8, 11:30-2:30pm

Make-up exams: Not normally offered; small variations in exam time may be permitted with good cause.
Sometimes, having a subsequent exam count twice may be the only solution. This must be agreed in advance.

Homework: Assigned weekly, on the web, due on Thursdays at the start of class.
Mind that the assignment is not firmly set until lecture time on Thursday, even if posted a bit early, so do check.
Please staple your sheets together. Late homework is not accepted, the reader has very limited time.
If you must miss a lecture, get your friend to submit for you, or leave it under my door before lecture.
Only a selection of problems will be marked; please write your answers clearly to ensure you get proper credit.

Collaboration: You are welcome to study in groups, and even discuss homework questions a bit, but any solutions
submitted must be your own. I draw your attention to the Academic Senate's Honor Code Guide for Syllabi.

General guidelines: For homework questions an basic exerecise, your GSI is a good port of call; you may meet
your colleagues from other sections there. Questions related to lecture or reading assignments, class policy, exam
preparation and the like are best addressed to me. Please make an effort to think about the questions, and come with
an agenda to maximize the benefit of office hours.

Queries and suggestions: Always welcome. I may not return your email if no immediate action is needed but I will
always think about it. Please come by in the first or second week to introduce yourself and tell me about your background.