Math 332002: Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable
Spring 2018 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: Functions of a complex variable: CauchyRiemann equations, CauchyGoursat theorem, integration, series, residues, poles, geometrical aspects. Emphasis on techniques. Effective From: Fall 2010.
Number of Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Math 211 or Math 213 and Math 222 all with a grade of C or better.
CourseSection and Instructors
CourseSection 
Instructor 
Math 332002 
Professor P.G. Petropoulos 
Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Spring 2018 Office Hours and Emails
Required Textbook:
Title 
Complex Variables and Applications 
Author 
Brown 
Edition 
9th 
Publisher 
McGrawHill 
ISBN # 
9780073383170 
Universitywide Withdrawal Date: The last day to withdraw with a W is Monday, April 2, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.
Course Goals
Course Objectives:
 Gain deep understanding of the relevance and broad importance of the theory of analytic functions.
 Learn the meaning of theorems describing important properties of analytic functions, and understand their corollaries.
 Learn the deep connection between the series representations and integration properties of analytic functions.
 Learn applications of the Cauchy Residue Theorem, in particular its use in calculating certain definite integrals.
 Learn how to apply the knowledge of analytic functions to problems in applied mathematics, science and engineering.
Course Outcomes
 Students gain deeper knowledge of the theory of analytic functions of a complex variable, and its broad applicability.
 Students gain deeper understanding of common elementary transcendental functions through the knowledge of their properties in the complex plane.
 Students are prepared for further study in more advanced mathematics, science and engineering courses.
 Students can apply their knowledge of the theory of analytic functions to solve problems in applied mathematics, fluid dynamics, electrodynamics, and other areas of science and engineering.
Course Assessment: The assessment of objectives is achieved through homework assignments and quizzes, and the inclass midterm and final examinations.
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 and Quizzes 
28% 
Attendance 
2% 
Midterm Exam 
34% 
Final Exam 
36% 
Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.
A 
87  100 
C 
62  67 
B+ 
81  86 
D 
55  61 
B 
75  80 
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.
Homework and Quiz Policy: Homework problem sets will be emailed at the end of each week, and will be based on the material covered that week. Late homework will not be accepted. A short quiz based on the homework problems will be given about every other week, and will be announced at least one day in advance.
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 
February 27, 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: There will be No makeup QUIZZES OR EXAMS during the semester. In the event an exam is not taken under rare circumstances where the student has a legitimate reason for missing the exam, the student should contact the Dean of Students office and present written verifiable proof of the reason for missing the exam, e.g., a doctor’s note, police report, court notice, etc. clearly stating the date AND time of the mitigating problem. The student must also notify the Math Department Office/Instructor that the exam will be missed.
Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off during all class times.
Additional Resources
Math Tutoring Center: Located in Cullimore, Room 214 (See: Spring 2018 Hours)
Further Assistance: For further questions, students should contact their instructor. All instructors have regular office hours during the week. These office hours are listed on the Math Department's webpage for Instructor Office Hours and Emails.
All students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. The Department of Mathematical Sciences takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.
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 