MAT334, Complex Variables

Fall 2005

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Lectures: Tuesdays 9-11 and Thursdays 9-10 at North Building 263.

Instructor: Ilia A Binder (, South Building 4006, Phone: (905) 828-5418.

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11-12 , Thursdays 10-11, and by appointment.

Additional office hours: Saturday, December 10, 1:30 - 3:30

Tutor: Pinaki Mondal (, Office Hours: Mondays 15-16.

Tutoring: Mondays, 16-18, South Building 1143.

Required Text: E.B. Saff and A.D. Snider, Fundamentals of Complex Analysis for Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Prentice Hall; 3rd edition (December 31, 2002).

Prerequisites. MAT102, 138/232.

Topics. This is an introductory course in the Theory of Functions of Complex Variable. We study analytic functions, Cauchy's theorem, harmonic functions, power series, complex integration and differentiation, and residue theory.
A more complete description can be found in the class calendar (

Homework. Weekly homework assignments will be due on Tuesdays, starting September 20.  The assignments will be posted on Thursdays at

Midterm Test. There will be in-class midterm test on Tuesday, October 25. Textbooks, notes, or calculators are not allowed for this test. Practice problems.

Final. The final exam will be held on December 12, 4-7pm at SE Gym. You are allowed to use one one-sided letter-sized page of notes. Textbooks or calculators are not allowed for this test. Last year final, review problems.

Grading. Grades will be based on regular weekly homework(30%), the midterm test (30%) and the final (40%). The two lowest homework grades will be dropped. The Academic Regulations of the University are outlined in the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters which can be found in the UTM Calendar or on the web at

Late homework will not be accepted. There will be no make-up midterm test or final, an undocumented absence will result in zero credit.