Math 656: Complex Variables I
Spring 2018 Graduate Course Syllabus
NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.
Course Information
Course Description: The theory and applications of analytic functions of one complex variable: elementary properties of complex numbers, analytic functions, elementary complex functions, conformal mapping, Cauchy integral formula, maximum modulus principle, Laurent series, classification of isolated singularities, residue theorem, and applications.
Number of Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Math 545 or Math 645 or departmental approval.
CourseSection and Instructors
CourseSection 
Instructor 
Math 656002 
Professor D. Blackmore 
Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Spring 2018 Office Hours and Emails
Required Textbooks:
Title 
Complex Variables 
Author 
Ablowitz, Fokas 
Edition 
 
Publisher 
Cambridge University Press 
ISBN # 
9780521534291 
Universitywide Withdrawal Date:The last day to withdraw with a w is Monday, April 2, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.
Policies
DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.
Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:
Homework 
15% 
Midterm Exam 
35% 
Final Exam 
50% 
Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.
A 
88  100 
C 
62  67 
B+ 
82  87 
D 
55  61 
B 
75  81 
F 
0  54 
C+ 
68  74 


Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Exams: There will be one midterm exam held in class during the semester and one comprehensive final exam. Exams are held on the following days:
Midterm Exam 
March 9, 2018 
Final Exam Period 
May 4  10, 2018 
The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Makeup Exam Policy: To properly report your absence from a midterm or final exam, please review and follow the required steps under the DMS Examination Policy found here:
Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off during all class times.
Additional Resources
Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.
If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 9735965417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall, Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.
For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:
Important Dates (See: Spring 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)
Date 
Day 
Event 
January 16, 2018 
T 
First Day of Classes 
January 22, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes 
March 11  18, 2018 
Su  Su 
Spring Recess  No Classes/ University Closed 
March 30, 2018 
F 
Good Friday  No Classes/ University Closed 
April 2, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Withdraw 
May 1, 2018 
T 
Friday Classes Meet  Last Day of Classes 
May 2  3, 2018 
W  R 
Reading Days 
May 4  10, 2018 
F  R 
Final Exam Period 