MT460 Spring 2003

Reading Assignments

The reading assignments are from Fundamentals of Complex Analysis for Mathematics, Science and Engineering, 3rd edition, by E. B. Saff and A. D. Snider.

Note to students (February 11, 2003):  After our midterm we will spend roughly 4 lectures on Chapter 3, and then begin Chapter 4.  Note that we will do so prior to the spring vacation. It is important that you begin to read and work on Chapter 4 the week before spring break.

Week of:
Reading

January 13

Chapter 1, Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

January 20

Chapter 1, Sections 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

 January 27

Chapter 1, Section 1.7. Chapter 2, Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

February 3

Chapter 2, Sections 2.4, 2.5, 2.6.

Optional: Section 2.7.

February 10

No new reading--midterm preparation.

February 17

Chapter 3, Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5.

February 24

(Optional: Chapter 3, Section 3.6--recommended for Physics majors and minors.)

Chapter 4, Section 4.1. NOTE: At this point in the class the material becomes more sophisticated, and it would be greatly to your advantage to read ahead and to finish the reading in advance of the lectures on this material.

March 10

Chapter 4, Section 4.2, 4.3. This is very subtle material and it would be wise to read it over the vacation week.

March 17

Chapter 4, Sections 4.4a, 4.5

 

March 24

Chapter 4, Section 4.6

March 31

Chatper 4, Section 4.7, Chapter 5, Section 5.1.

 

April 7

Chapter 5, Sections 5.2, 5.5, 5.6.

Note: we will only cover part of these sections in class, and you are not responsible for the material which we do not cover in class.

Note: The remaining sections of chapter 5 are also quite important, and it is recommended that math majors considering continuing for a masters or Ph.D. read them.

April 14

Section 6.1.

 

April 21

Sections 6.2, 6.3.

Note: The remaining sections of chapter 6 and the rest of the book are also quite important, and it is recommended that math majors considering continuing for a masters or Ph.D. read them.