COURSE SYLLABUS - MAA 4402H - Spring 2017

TITLE: Honors Intro Complex Analysis

CLASS TIME and ROOM: 9:30am-10:50am Room HC 115

TEXT: Here is a link to the text website. From there you can click on "available in .pdf". A First Course in Complex Analysis by Beck, Marchesi, Pixton, Sabalka, 2016.

PROFESSOR: Dr. Warren Wm. McGovern

OFFICE & PHONE: HC 101 MSC & 6-8028

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OFFICE HOURS: Monday 11:30-12:30, Wednesday 12:00-12:30, Friday 12:30-12:50


CONTENT: An introduction to complex analysis, analytic functions, Taylor series, Cauchy's theorem. Calculus of residues.

CLASS STRUCTURE: The class will be mostly run in a lecture style format. The instructor encourages discussions and questions concerning the material (as well peripheral topics!!). Some days will be used for collaborative efforts, and periods throughout a given day might be used for boardwork.. Though the homework will only occassionally be collected and graded, the student is expected to do all the problems as this will aid in the student's understanding of the material. Please feel free to come to office hours if you have additional questions about the homework.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Regular attendance is expected. If a student misses a class meeting it is his/her responsibility to obtain the class notes either from another student or from the instructor during regularly scheduled office hours. However, the latter usually means the student will be given the sections that were covered. If a student misses 4 classes, the instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by one letter grade. If a student misses 8 classes, the instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by two letter grades, etc. All exams will be taken as scheduled, unless prior arrangements are made with at least 48 hours of advance notice. I, and only I, have the right to agree to giving a makeup exam.

EXAM SCHEDULE: There will be some quizzes (announced or unannounced), four tests, and a final examination. The tests and final will take place during the regurlarly scheduled class time on the following dates unless otherwise noted. During the first three weeks of class there will be a heavy emphasis on the students mastering definitions, first-order logic, arithmetic of complex numbers, understanding the geometry of the complex numbers, and theorems. This will be done with daily quizzes.

Date Day Event Weight of Tests
Monday January 23rd Test 1 10%
Wednesday Febrauary 22nd Test 2 30%
Monday March 27th Test 3 30%
Wednesday April 19th Test 4 30%
Wednesday May 3rd Final Exam 8:15-10:15am
Each test/exam will be cummulative and knowledge of previous material is essential. The quizzes will cover material since the previous quiz. I will try to be as straightforward as possible with regards to the material covered over the quizzes, tests, and exam.

EVALUATION: Throughout the course the student will have opportunities to gain and lose points. The most common examples of gaining points (but not limited to) are through the quizzes, homework problems, tests, final exams, extra-credit problems, black-board presentations, and class participation. The most common examples of losing points (but not limited to) are not taking a quiz, test, or final, or an unsatisfactory attendance record. At the end of the semester if the student's (net) point total is greater than or equal to 90% of the total possible number of points then the student will have earned an A. The rest of the grades are as follows 80%-89.9% B, 70%-79.9% C, 60%-69.9% D, below 60% F. The cutoffs for plusses and minuses are standard.
If a student misses 4 classes, the instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by one letter grade. If a student misses 8 classes, the instructor has the right to drop the student's course grade by two letter grades, etc.
For a general sense of the course (this is an approximation): quizzes 10%, four tests 37%, final 43%, project 5%, others 5%.

Collaboration and the Honor Code: You are expected to adhere to the Honor Code (see HC Honor Code).

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require special accommodation due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and follow all SAS procedures. SAS has offices across three of FAU’s campuses – Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter – however disability services are available for students on all campuses. (SAS) -- in Boca Raton, SU 133 (561-297-3880); in Davie, LA 240 (954-236-1222); in Jupiter, SR 110 (561-799-8010); or at the Treasure Coast, CO 117 (772-873-3441) – and follow all SAS procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The instructor reserves the right to change/alter/add/delete any statement from this syllabus in hopes of creating a more enjoyable/equitable course.