Complex Analysis

Course Details

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Spring 2011
Bolin Hall
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Days & Times

MWF 12:00-12:50

Dr. Mark Farris (view Profile)


Course Objectives

We will cover chapters 1-3 and and least half of chapters 4 and 5 of Complex Variables, 2nd ed. sby Stephen Fisher

Course Expectations

Prerequisite: Calculus III


Grading:  There will be homework assignments.  Your best 20 scores will count.  In other words, you should turn in homework twice each week, but you can blow off your homework once every 2 weeks and you’ll be ok.  More than that and it will start to hurt your grade.  There will be 2 midterm exams and a final exam.  The weighting is as follows:


            Best 20 homeworks @ 24                   480

            Two midterm exams @ 80                  160

            Final exam                                           160

            Total                                                    800


Grades will be assigned from this figure by the usual method: 90% for an A, 80 % for a B, etc. 

Grading Standards

See course requirements

Final Exam

05/11/2011 3:30PM

Submission Format Policy

When you turn an assignment in you should put your name on each page and clearly indicate which assignment it is at the top of the first page.  Do not fold your paper; turn it in flat. If you turn an assignment in during a class meeting, plan to have your graded work returned at the following class meeting.  

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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