Math 120A Home Page (Driver, F2015) 
Math 120A  Elements of Complex Analysis (FAll 2015) Course Information (http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~bdriver/120AF2015/index.htm) Announcements
Instructor: Bruce Driver, Office: AP&M 5260, Phone: 5342648. Office Hours: M 1112 and W 111. Lecture times: MWF 10:00am  10:50pm in Peterson Hall, Room 102.
Text: Brown and Churchill, "Complex Variables and Applications," 9^{th} edition. TA: Jeremy Semko: Office: APM 6436, Email: jsemko@ucsd.edu, Office Hours: Tue. 1011, Thursday 12 and 45, and Friday 1112.
Homework: Homeworks will be given weekly and are due in the homework drop box by 7:00PM on the Thursday due date. Click here to see the assignments. The drop box is located in the basement of APM. Prerequisites: Having taken or are currently taking Math 20E. Course Goal: The aim is to give an introduction to
complex variable techniques by covering Chapters 16 and parts of 7 of the book.
Catalog Description: Complex numbers and functions. Analytic
functions, harmonic functions, elementary conformal mappings. Complex
integration. Power series. Cauchy's theorem. Cauchy's formula. Residue theorem.
Textbook: Brown and Churchill, "Complex Variables and
Applications," 9th edition.
Subject Material: We will cover chapters 1  6 and parts of 7 of
the text. For a more detailed list of chapter sections, see the
homework page.
Lecture: Attending the lecture is a fundamental part of
the course; you are responsible for material presented in the lecture
whether or not it is discussed in the
textbook. You should expect questions on the exams that will test your
understanding of concepts discussed in the lecture.
Reading: Reading the sections of the textbook
corresponding to the assigned homework exercises is considered part of the
homework assignment; you are responsible for material in the assigned reading
whether or not it is discussed in the
lecture. You should expect questions on the exams that will test your
understanding of concepts addressed in the reading and assigned homework
exercises.
Homework: See the
homework page for guidelines, assignments
and due dates. Your homework grade will be based on your best eight (8) of nine
(9) graded homework assignments. You should make every effort to complete each
assigned homework problem. You may seek help during office hours and/or section
with any exercises you have difficulty solving. Students are also encouraged to
discuss homework with fellow classmates. However, each student is expected to
write up his/her own solutions independently.
Late Homework: Late homework is not accepted.
Electronic Computing
Devices: Graphing calculators and computer programs (or
online computing websites such as
WolframAlpha) can be very helpful when
working through your homework. However, a calculator/computer should be used as
an aid in the learning concepts, not just as a means of computation. You should
use these devices when working on math problems at home, but always keep in mind
that you will not be allowed access to any electronic computing devices during
exams. Of course, this also means that you will not be asked to solve problems
on exams that require the aid of an electronic computing device.
You must take the midterm
on the scheduled dates and at the scheduled time.
You cannot take any exam early or late.
The Final Exam is
cumulative. You cannot take the final exam early or late. It
is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have a schedule conflict
involving the final exam. You should not enroll in this class if you cannot sit
for the final exam at its scheduled time.
Regrades: The midterm exam and graded homework assignments
will be returned in the discussion sections. If you find a grading or point
totalling error on an exam or a homework assignment,
you must return it immediately to your
TA. Regrade requests will not be considered once the exam or assignment
leaves the room. If you do not retrieve your graded exam or assignment during
discussion section, you must arrange to pick it up from your TA within one week
after it was returned in order for any regrade request to be considered.
Grade Recording Errors: Keep all of your returned homework and exams and
check TED to make sure that the grades on your papers are the same as the grades
recorded on TED. If there is any mistake in the recording of your scores, you
must bring us the original assignment/lab/exam in order for us to make a change.
Grades: Your cumulative average will be the best of
the following two weighted averages:
After your weighted average is calculated, letter
grades will be assigned based on the standard grading scale:
Piazza: Piazza is an online discussion forum that allows
you to ask questions using mathematical symbols and expressions. Piazza was
designed to enable you to get help quickly and efficiently from classmates, TAs,
and instructors. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, you are
encouraged to post your questions on Piazza. Find our class page at:
piazza.com/ucsd/Fall2015/math120A/home. If you have any problems
or feedback for the developers, email:
team@piazza.com.
Suggestions: Below are some suggestions that I hope will help
you to succeed in this course:

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