Complex Analysis
MTH 627

Fall 2016, LIU Post

Class Time: Tuesday 5:00p - 7:40p, Humanities 130.

Instructor: Dr. Corbett Redden. Corbett.Redden [att] Office: Life Sciences 237. Phone: 516-299-3487.

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12:30p - 2:00p, Monday & Tuesday 3:30p-4:45p, or by appointment

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Textbook: "Complex Analysis: A First Course with Applications" by Zill and Shanahan (Jones & Bartlett, 3rd edition, ISBN: 1449694616) is required.

Grading Scheme:
Weekly Quizzes 40%
Homework Completion 15%
Midterm Test 20%
Final Exam   25%

Quizzes: There will be a short quiz every week. These will cover the homework due that day, and they will be graded for correctness. The lowest 2 quiz scores will be dropped.

Homework: Homework will be assigned each class. You may work with others, but each each person should independently and neatly write up their own solutions that include all supporting work. Unless stated otherwise, the homework is due one week later (Tuesday night) by 11:59p. You will turn in homework digitally by uploading photos or a scan of the homework via the website; the password is "hw". Please write the following information at the top of each page: your last name, the assignment letter, and the page number for your homework (e.g. "Redden HW b p.2"). Each homework assignment will be graded out of a possible 10 points according to the following rubric:

10 - Good effort, work shown, mostly correct and complete
7 - Good effort and work, but missing several problems or containing many errors
5 - Good effort but incomplete, or mostly complete with little work shown
2 - Assignment mostly incomplete
Homework that is less than one week late will be given half-credit, and homework more than one week late will not be accepted. The lowest 1 homework score will be dropped.

Midterm Test: An in-class midterm test will occur midway through the semester. The exact date will be announced at least two weeks in advance.

Final Exam: The Final Exam will be cumulative, and it will take place Tuesday, December 20 during the usual class time.

Description from Catalog: This course covers the algebra and geometry of complex numbers, analytic functions, Taylor and Laurent series, Cauchy integral theory and applications, residue calculus. Prerequisite of MTH 631 or permission of Dept is required. 3 credits.