Instructor: Lechao Xiao
Email: xle (at) math(dot)upenn(dot)edu
Office: DRL 3N4C
Office Hours: Wed 10-11am and by appointment
Lecture: TTh 3:00-4:30pm, DRL 4C4
Course Website: Course materials/communications will be posted on Canvas: https://canvas.upenn.edu/courses/1295804
Text: Complex Analysis, Joseph Bak and Donald J. Newman, Third edition
Course Description: We plan to cover the first 12 Chapters of the book, starting with the properties of complex numbers. We will then proceed to power series, analytic (holomorphic) functions and their properties, complex integrals, the Cauchy Theorem, the Cauchy Integral Formula, Laurent expansions, residues, and contour integrals. Further topics such as conformal mappings, the Riemann Mapping Theorem, time permitting.
Your grade for the course will be determined based on the following factors:Two Midterm Exams : 25% each
Midterm Exam I: In class, Thursday Oct 1st.
Midterm Exam II: In class, Tuesday Nov 3rd.
Final Exam : In class, Tuesday Dec 8th.
There will be weekly homework and will be around 10 homework assignments in total. Homework assignment is due by 4pm on Friday in our TA's mailbox, with the first one due on Sep 11th. Collaboration on homework assignments is encouraged, but any work you turn in must be your own. If you collaborate with other students, please write down their names. Late homework will not be accepted but I will drop two of your lowest homework scores.
Aug 27th, first day of class
Sep 11th, first homework due
Oct 1st, Midterm exam I
Oct 9th, Drop Period ends
Oct 8th, No Class (fall break)
Nov 3rd, Midterm exam II
Nov 6th, Last day to withdraw
Nov 25th, No Class (Thanks giving)
Dec 8th, Final Exam