MATH 432-1001 Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II

Elementary Complex Analysis

2018 Fall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Instructor: Dr. Le Chen
Office: SEB, 3131
Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, 9:00am--10:00am, or by appointment
Class Meeting Times: MW 11:30am-12:45pm in CHE 101
Discussion Classes: Friday, 11:30am-12:45pm at CBC C133, and 4:00pm-5:15pm at CBC C213.
Teaching Assistant: Min Chen (
Time period: Aug. 27, 2018 (first lecture) --- Dec. 5, 2018 (last lecture)

Topics to be discussed: Complex numbers, complex functions, complex differentiation, analytic and harmonic functions, complex integrations, Taylor and Laurent seires, Cauchy's integral theorem and formula, calculus of residues, conformal mapping, linear fractional transformations, and some applications.
Learning outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to
Textbook: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, by Erwin Kreyszig (Chapters 13-18)
Prerequisite: Math 431.

Note: The syllabus was created in Aug. 2018, and it is subject to change during the semester.
Homework: Homework will be assigned after each class meeting and due every Friday before discussion class. Only part of the problem set (randomly chosen) will be graded and you will receive some credits for completing all homework problems.
Quiz: Quiz will be given at the beginning of the discussion session on each Friday.
Attendence: You are expected to attend class regularly. You are responsible for all the materials presented and all the announcements made, if any, at each lecture. You will be asked to sign the attendence sheet on each class meeting.
Tests and Final: There will be 2 tests and a cumulative final exam. Failure to take an exam during the scheduled class time will result in a score of zero for that exam. There will be no make-up exam except for well-documented reasons such as a medical emergency. Scientific (non-programmable and non-graphing) calculators are allowed during exams. Student ID: Each student will be assigned an ID number for this class. Please use this ID for submitting homework, quizzes, tests, and final exam.
Grading Policy: There will be Homework (15%), Quiz (15%), two tests (20%+20%) and the final exam (30%).
Tentative schedule and assignments of homework