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Math 4512 - Complex Analysis

This is an introductory course to Complex Analysis at an undergraduate level. Complex Analysis, in a nutshell, is the theory of differentiation and integration of functions with complex-valued arguments z = x +i y, where i = (-1)1/2. While the course will try to include rigorous proofs for many - but not all - of the material covered, emphasize will be placed on applications and examples. Complex Analysis is a topic that is extremely useful in many applied topics such as numerical analysis, electrical engineering, physics, chaos theory, and much more, and you will see some of these applications throughout the course. In addition, complex analysis is a subject that is, in a sense, very complete. The concept of complex differentiation is much more restrictive than that of real differentiation and as a result the corresponding theory of complex differentiable functions is a particularly nice one - as you will hopefully agree at the end of the course.

Catalog Description: Analytic functions, elementary functions and mappings, integrals, Cauchy's integral theorem and formula, power series, residues and poles. Prerequisite: MATH 2511/2411. 3 credits.

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