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MATH 440 Spring 2018
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# Basic Information

**Instructor**: Daniel Grubb
**Office**: WH 328
**Phone**: 753-6731
**e-mail**:
dgrubb@niu.edu
**Office Hours**: TBA

# Course Outline and Objectives

We will be using the online text
*A First Course in Complex Analysis*,
by Beck, Marchesi, Pixton and Sabalka.
The student is expected to acquire an understanding of the basic
theory of complex analysis. You
will be expected not only to follow the proofs presented in class and in the
text, but also to learn to construct new proofs. Proofs must be logically
correct and care must be taken to write precisely and in grammatically correct
English.

## Course Prerequisite

The prerequisite for this course is the usual first three semesters of
calculus together with a semester of linear algebra.

## References

There are a plethora of books dealing with complex analysis.
The text by Conway is a popular one. Feel free to check out the
library to see what tickles your fancy.

## Course Withdrawal

The last day for undergraduates to withdraw from the course without
penalty is Friday, March 9. Graduate students can figure out the last
drop day on their own (after all, you **are** graduate students).

# Grading Scale

Grades will be based on homework, a midterm exam and the
final exam. The weights for these are 50%, 25% and 25%, respectively.

# Homework

Homework will be collected once a week on Mondays. It will be turned in at
the beginning of class. You are free to work with other students on the
homework; in fact, this is encouraged.
Sloppy and/or illegible
work will be returned back with no credit! Your homework is
something of which you should be proud (notice how I didn't
end with a preposition there). Expect to spend lots of time on it.
All of the homework
problems will be checked to see that each has been done, and certain of the
problems will be graded in detail, but just which problems from each
assignment will be graded will not be announced in advance.

# Exams

The midterm exam will be during class on Wednesday, March 7.

The final exam is
Monday, May 7 from 4:00 to 5:50 in the afternoon.

Last update: Jan 10, 2018