Math 120A Home Page (Driver, F2015)
Math 120A -- Elements of Complex Analysis (FAll 2015) Course Information
Instructor: Bruce Driver, Office: AP&M 5260, Phone: 534-2648. Office Hours: M 11-12 and W 11-1.
Lecture times: MWF 10:00am - 10:50pm in Peterson Hall, Room 102.
Text: Brown and Churchill, "Complex Variables and Applications," 9th edition.
TA: Jeremy Semko: Office: APM 6436, Email: email@example.com, Office Hours: Tue. 10-11, Thursday 1-2 and 4-5, and Friday 11-12.
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 1-6 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 Wolfram|Alpha) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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