Math 407
Complex Variables
Section 500

Harold P. Boas
Fall 2011
Daily journal
Follow the above link for a record of class activities and homework assignments each day.
Course description
This course covers the elements of one-dimensional complex analysis: the complex numbers (their algebra, geometry, and topology); analytic functions of a complex variable (definition, examples, properties); integration in the complex plane, particularly Cauchy's integral formula and its consequences; infinite series of complex numbers and of complex variables, including Taylor series and Laurent series; the residue theorem and the computation of real integrals by complex methods; and conformal mapping.
Course objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able
The required textbook is Complex Analysis with Applications by Richard A. Silverman, Dover Publications, ISBN 9780486647623. The course covers Chapters 1–12. Some corrections to the textbook are posted.
Update: A copy of the textbook is on reserve in the campus library for the Fall 2011 semester.
The official prerequisite for this course is Math 221 (Several Variable Calculus).
The course meets 9:35–10:50 in the morning on Tuesday and Thursday in room 161 of the Blocker building.
Exams and grades
Course website
Office hours
During the Fall 2011 semester, my office hour in Milner 202 is 2:00–3:00 in the afternoon on Monday and Wednesday; I am available also by appointment. The best way to contact me is via email to Telephone messages can be left at the Milner office of the Department of Mathematics, 979-845-7554.
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