2020 Applied Mathematics for Engineers Ia

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Undergraduate major in Mathematics
Takiguchi Takashi 
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Course description and aims

The subject of this course is complex analysis. Complex analysis is the calculus of complex-valued functions of a complex variable. After reviewing several basic properties of complex numbers, we explain the differentiability of complex functions (holomorphy) and differentiable complex functions (holomorphic functions). Finally, we explain complex line integrals, Green's theorem and Stokes' theorem. In addition, as part of complex analysis, we review contents of [Calculus I / Recitation] and [Calculus II]. This course will be succeeded by [Applied Mathematics for Engineers Ib] in the second quarter.
Complex analysis is an absolutely essential mathematical basis of science and engineering. The aim of this course is to explain the basic theory and practical way to use of complex analysis by an efficient way.

Student learning outcomes

・Students are expected to understand the differentiability of complex functions.
・Students are expected to be familiar with elementary functions as complex functions.
・Students are expected to be able to calculate basic complex line integrals.
・Students are expected to understand the Green's theorem and Stokes' theorem, and be able to apply them to a calculation of an integral.


complex functions, holomorphic functions, complex line integral, Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Standard lecture course mixed with recitation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 review on calculus Details will be announced during each lecture.
Class 2 complex numbers and complex plane Details will be announced during each lecture.
Class 3 the differentiability of complex functions, holomorphic functions Details will be announced during each lecture.
Class 4 complex power series Details will be announced during each lecture.
Class 5 complex transcendental functions Details will be announced during each lecture.
Class 6 complex line integral Details will be announced during each lecture.
Class 7 Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem Details will be announced during each lecture.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


H. Shiga, Theory of complex functions to learn in 15 weeks (Japanese), Sugakushobo, 2008

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None in particular

Assessment criteria and methods

Based on overall evaluation of the results for quizzes, report and final examination. Details will be announced during a lecture.

Related courses

  • MTH.U212 : Applied Mathematics for Engineers Ib
  • MTH.U213 : Applied Mathematics for Engineers Iia
  • MTH.U214 : Applied Mathematics for Engineers Iib

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This is the prerequisite course to take "Applied Mathematics for Engineers Ib".

Students are expected to have completed [Calculus I / Recitation], [Calculus II] and [Calculus Recitation II].
In particular, students are expected to understand partial differentiation, definite integral and multiple integral clearly.

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