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MATH302 Complex Analysis

Develops the differential and integral calculus of functions of a complex variable, and its applications.

This paper provides an introduction to the mathematics and analyis of complex numbers, which are a central topic of pure and applied mathematics.

Paper title Complex Analysis
Paper code MATH302
Subject Mathematics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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MATH 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
This paper is particularly relevant to Mathematics and Physics majors.
Teaching staff
Dr Melissa Tacy
Paper Structure
Main topics;
  • Complex numbers (modulus, argument, etc; inequalities, powers, roots, geometry and topology of the complex plane)
  • Analytic functions (Cauchy-Riemann equations, harmonic functions, polynomials, power series, exponential, trigonometric and logarithmic functions)
  • Complex integration (curves, rectifiability, curve integrals, domains, starlikeness, homotopy, simple-connectedness, Cauchy's theorem via Goursat's lemma, Cauchy's integral formulae, Cauchy's inequalities, Liouville's theorem, mean value theorem (for harmonic functions), fundamental theorem of algebra, maximum modulus principle, Morera's theorem, isolated singularities, Weierstrass's theorem, residue theorem, real integrals, Rouche's theorem, Schwarz's lemma)
Teaching Arrangements
Five lectures each fortnight
One tutorial per week
We will follow the book Complex Analysis, 3rd edition, by J. Bak and D.J. Newman, Springer (2010), XII, 328pp, available online from the Resources page.

Lecture notes are also available online free of charge.
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
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Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of basic concepts of complex analysis and mathematical proof.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 12:00-12:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40


Stream Days Times Weeks
T1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41