Math 440/508 - Complex Analysis - Fall 2017
Instructor: Malabika Pramanik
Office: 214 Mathematics Building
E-mail: malabika at math dot ubc dot ca
Lectures: Mon,Wed,Fri 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon in Room 105 of Mathematics Building.
Office hours: Wed, Fri 12-1PM or by appointment.
Marker/TA : Robert Fraser
E-mail : rgf at math dot ubc dot ca
Weekly quizzes
- Quiz 1 held on Monday September 11. Solution.
- Quiz 2 held on Monday September 18. Solution.
- Quiz 3 held on Monday September 25. Solution.
- Quiz 4 held on Monday October 2. Solution.
- Quiz 5 held on Wednesday October 11. Solution.
- Quiz 6 held on Monday October 16. Solution.
- Quiz 7 held on Monday October 23. Solution.
- Quiz 8 held on Monday October 30. Solution.
- Quiz 9 held on Monday November 6. Solution.
- Quiz 10 held on Wednesday November 15. Solution.
- Quiz 11 held on Wednesday November 20. Solution.
- Quiz 12 held on Wednesday November 27. Solution.
Homework
- Week 1
- Practice problems: Chapter 1, Exercises 1-13 of the textbook. These are not to be turned in.
- Homework set 1: Exercises 5, 7, 13. (due on Friday Sept 15 at the beginning of lecture)
- Homework 1 solutions.
- Weeks 2 and 3
- Practice problems: Chapter 1 Exercises 14-26. Chapter 2 Exercises 5-10. These are not to be turned in.
- Homework set 2: Chapter 1 Exercises 22, 25. Chapter 2 Problem 1. (due on Friday Sept 29 at the beginning of lecture)
- Homework 2 solutions.
- Weeks 4 and 5
- Practice problems: Chapter 2 Exercises 1-4, 11-15. These are not to be turned in.
- Homework set 3: Chapter 2 Exercises 11, 12, 14. (due on Friday Oct 13 at the beginning of lecture)
- Homework 3 solutions.
- Weeks 6 and 7
- Practice problems: Chapter 3 Exercises 1-22, Problems 1-5. These are not to be turned in.
- Homework set 4: Chapter 3 Exercises 14, 22, Problem 3. (due on Friday Oct 27 at the beginning of lecture)
- Homework 4 solutions.
- Weeks 8 and 9
- Practice problems: Chapter 3 Problems 1 and 2, Chapter 8 Exercises 1-6, 9-19. These are not to be turned in.
- Homework set 5: Chapter 3 Exercise 21, Chapter 8 Exercises 5 and 15. (due on Friday Nov 10 at the beginning of lecture)
- Homework 5 solutions.
- Weeks 10 and 11
- Practice problems: Chapter 8 Exercises 7-8, Problems 1-5. These are not to be turned in.
- Homework set 6: Chapter 8 Exercise 13, Problem 3. (due on Monday Nov 27 at the beginning of lecture)
- Homework 6 solutions.
- Week 12
Course information
Week-by-week course outline
Here is a tentative guideline of the course structure, arranged by week. The textbook pages are mentioned as a reference and as a reading guide. The treatment of these topics in lecture may vary somewhat from that of the text. Please stay tuned for possible changes.
- Week 1: (pages 1-13)
- Properties of complex numbers
- Definition of holomorphy
- Cauchy-Riemann equations
- Week 2: (pages 14-36)
- Power series
- Integration along curves
- Cauchy's theorem on the disc
- Week 3: (pages 37-50)
- Goursat's theorem
- Toy contours
- Cauchy integral formulae
- Week 4: (pages 50-53, 41-45)
- Power series representation of holomorphic functions
- Liouville's theorem
- Fundamental theorem of algebra
- Principle of analytic continuation
- Morera's theorem
- Week 5: (pages 71-87)
- Evaluation of some integrals
- Extended complex plane - stereographic projection
- Isolated singularities
- Removable, pole and essential singularities
- Week 6: (pages 89-93)
- Residue theorem
- Argument principle
- Homotopies and simply connected domains
- Week 7: (pages 93-101)
- Cauchy's theorem on homotopies
- The complex logarithm
- Week 8: (pages 205-212, 218)
- Conformal mappings
- Schwarz lemma
- Automorphisms of the disc
- Week 9: (pages 215-221, also see Conway's book)
- Mobius transformations
- Cross-ratio
- Preservation of generalized circles
- Week 10: (Conway's text is a suggested reference for this material)
- Metric topology on spaces of continuous functions
- Uniform convegence on compact sets
- Completeness of the space of holomorphic functions
- Week 11:
- Montel's theorem
- Riemann mapping theorem