MATH 406
Advanced Calculus for Engineers/Scientists II

- Applied Complex Analysis -

Penn State University,   Spring 2005

MWF 9:05-9:55 AM (Section 2:  Schedule #511624)
MWF 10:10-11:00 AM (Section 1:  Schedule #434185)

Instructor: Professor Andrew Belmonte

Contact info: 004E Thomas Building, telephone: 865-2491, email:

Office hours: Thurs 1:15-3, Fri 1:30-3, or by appointment.

EXTRA OFFICE HRS: Tues 4/5   1-2:30 and 5:30-6:30.

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Grader:   Jiangtao Duan (

Prerequisites: Math 250 or 251, Math 405.

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Required Textbook (available in the bookstore):

Additional Texts (not required!)

Updated Course Information:
Sun 5/1   2-3, meet at office.
  Syllabus (PDF)     Overview of the lectures  
(whole semester)  
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The Course:

In this class we will talk about imaginary numbers, which are multiples of the square root of -1, and more generally about complex numbers, which are combinations of real and imaginary numbers. The number system which results from this abstraction is quite important to many applications, including signal processing, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, circuit theory, and quantum mechanics - to name a few. This semester we will study the calculus of complex functions - functions of a complex variable, and complex-valued functions. 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 Fisher's text, in more or less the same order. You should be reading well ahead of where we are in the lecture - this will be my assumption!

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Last modified 16 February 2005, by AB