Instructor: Professor Andrew Belmonte
Contact info: 302 McAllister Building, telephone: 865-2491, email: belmonte@math.psu.edu
Office hours: Tues 11-12, Wed 1-2, and by appointment.
Class location: 169 Willard Bldg.
Grader: Mee Rea Park (park@math.psu.edu).
Prerequisites: Math 405.
Web Page: http://www.math.psu.edu/belmonte/04math406.html
Required Textbook:
Additional Texts:
Syllabus (PDF) | Assigned problems | Paul Fishback's Complex Variables Resource |
In this class we will talk about imaginary numbers, which are multiples
of the square root of -1, and more generally complex numbers, which are combinations of real and imaginary numbers. As abstract as this may sound, it is quite important to a number of applications, including circuit theory, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, and signal processing, to name a few. Among the topics we will cover are: analytic functions, contour integration, sequences and series, residues, conformal mappings, and transforms.
The structure of the course will follow Chapters 12-16 (Part D) of the text. We will in particular focus on the calculus of functions of a single complex variable.
Midterm I: Friday, February 20th (in class).
Midterm II: Friday, April 2nd (in class).
Final Exam: Friday, May 7th, 12:20-2:10 PM (109 Osmond ).