Mathematics 4X03/6X03: Complex Analysis II (Winter, 2016)

Course Information

Course Syllabus: Conformal maps, analytic continuation, harmonic functions, the Riemann mapping theorem, and Riemann surfaces.

Instructor: Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky, HH-422, ext.23424, e-mail:

Lectures: Wednesday (8:30-9:20) in HH/217, Wednesday (9:30-10:20) in HH/410, and Friday (10:30-11:20) in HH/217
Office hours: Wednesday (10:30-11:30) Friday (9:30-10:30), or by appointment

"Complex variables and Applications" by J.W.Brown and R.V. Churchill, Ninth Edition (McGraw-Hill Education, 2014), ISBN 978-0-07-338317-0

Assignments: Four home assignments will be posted during every third week, starting the week of January 11. The assignments are due on Fridays in the following week. The solutions to home assignments will be posted on the course webpage after the due date.

Project: The course is completed by a take-home project and a oral presentation.

Marking scheme:
Presentation - 30%
Take-home project - 30%
Assignments - 30%
Attendance - 10%

Important message: The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.

Academic Dishonesty: Any student who infringes academic dishonesty will be treated according to the policy of the McMaster University. In particular, academic dishonesty includes
(1) plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own,
(2) improper collaboration in group work on home assignments,
(3) copying or using unauthorized aids tests and examinations.
It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty, refering to Academic Integrity Policy.

Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work: Using the McMaster student absence form (MSAF) on-line, self-reporting tool, undergraduate students may report absences lasting up to three days and may also request relief for missed academic work, which is less than 25% of the final mark. The submission of medical or other types of supporting documentation is normally not required. Students may use this tool only once per term. Students who are absent more than three days cannot use the on-line, self-reporting tool to request relief. They MUST report to their Faculty Office to discuss their situation and may be required to provide appropriate supporting documentation.