Mathematics 403:
Introductory Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable

Rutgers University, Spring 2006

Anders Buch (asbuch at math dot rutgers period edu)

MW 5:00 - 6:20 pm. in SEC 203

Course web site:


Stephen D. Fisher, Complex Variables (2nd edition), Dover, ISBN 0-486-40679-2

Office Hours:

Monday 1:00-2:00 pm and Wednesday 3:00-4:00 pm in Hill Center 234.


Midterm 1, February 20 in class, 20%
Midterm 2, March 27 in class, 20%
Final exam, Friday, May 5, 2006 4-7 PM in SEC 203, 40%
Weekly Homeworks, 20% total. The lowest two homework scores will be dropped.

Homework Policy:

1) Late homework is not accepted.

2) It is fine to discuss the problems with others, but writeups must be individual. If you have received help for solving a problem, then cite your source(s).

Homework assignments will appear on the course web site.

Assigned homework sets:

Homework set 1 due January 30 in class (pdf, ps).
Homework set 2 due February 6 in class (pdf, ps).
Homework set 3 due February 13 in class (pdf, ps). Solutions 3 (pdf, ps)
Homework set 4 due February 27 in class (pdf, ps).
Homework set 5 due March 6 in class (pdf, ps).
Homework set 6 due March 20 in class (pdf, ps). Solutions 6 (pdf, ps)
Homework set 7 due April 3 in class (pdf, ps).
Homework set 8 due April 10 in class (pdf, ps).
Homework set 9 due April 17 in class (pdf, ps).
Homework set 10 due April 24 in class (pdf, ps).
Practice problems (pdf, ps).


Chapter 1: all
Chapter 2: all except 2.3.1 and pages 157-166
Chapter 3: all except 3.1.1
Homework: The assigned homework problems and their solutions are also part of the syllabus.