Module Catalogues

Complex Functions

Module Title Complex Functions
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

To introduce the student to a theory having intimate connections with other areas of mathematics and physical sciences, for instance, ordinary and partial differential equations and potential theory.

Learning outcomes

A. Appreciate the central role of complex numbers in mathematics.
B. Be familiar with classical holomorphic functions.
C. Compute Taylor and Laurent series of such functions.
D. Understand the content and relevance of relevant Cauchy formulae and theorems.
E. Be familiar with the reduction of real definite integrals to contour integrals.

Method of teaching and learning

Students will be expected to attend formal lectures and supervised tutorials in a typical week.