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Welcome to Math 120A Lecture A

Instructor Lecture Time (MWF) Location
Ali Behzadan A 8:00 am - 9:50 am CENTR 109

Instructor office hours: (click here)    

Section Time (MW) Location
A01 2 - 2:50 pm PETER 104
A02 3 - 3:50 pm

Lecture Notes

The files are password protected (the same password as homework 0). If you do not have the password for homework 0, please send me an email.

Textbook Information

There is no required textbook. The recommended textbook for the course is Complex Variables and Applications, (9th Edition), by James Ward Brown and Ruel V. Churchill. (We will cover parts of Chapters 1-6. See the course calendar for a more specific list of topics.)

Exam Information

  • Midterm Exam 1: August 21 (Monday).
  • Midterm Exam 2: September 6 (Wednesday).

    • You must bring a Blue Book to the exam. (You might want to bring two.)
    • You must bring your photo ID.
    • You may not use a calculator or other electronic device.
    • You may not use any notes for the midterm exams. You may use one 8.5 x 11 inch page of handwritten notes (both sides are okay, but no photocopies are allowed). This "cheat sheet" may contain anything you deem useful, with the exception of solved problems or examples. You must turn in your cheat sheet with your blue book. You may not use any other notes or books.

    Links to old Math 120A exams appear below. The following exams are provided "as is"—exactly as they appeared when administered. They may differ in form and content from the exams given this term. Working through these old exams may be helpful, but it is not a substitute for reviewing your notes, homework, and keeping up with the class on a daily basis.

Extra Credit

Each homework assignment contains some questions marked in bold. You will get extra credit if you come to my extra office hours on Friday or Saturday* and explain your solutions to those questions on the board. For each successful presentation you will earn 1/2 point extra credit which will be added directly to your final quarter grade.
*Note: During Weekends all building entry doors will be locked 24/7. Make sure to bring your UCSD photo ID card; you need to swipe your UCSD photo ID card at an OMNILOCK access control device near either north/south center lobby glass doors to unlock.

Review Sessions

If possible, please attend the review session ahead of the midterm exams.

  • Saturday, August 19, 1:00p-5:30p in CENTR 109
  • Saturday, September 2, 1:00p-5:30p in CENTR 109


I would like to express my deep gratitude to Professor Adam Bowers and Professor John Eggers for letting me use the contents of their web pages.

Other Sites of Interest

Student Resources

  • Disability Resources: Information and Resources for people with disabilities at UCSD
  • MIT OpenCourseWare:   MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.

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