MATH 427: Complex Analysis, Spring 2010


The course will give a rigorous treatment of analytic functions of one variable. Topics
include complex differentiation and integration, residues, harmonic functions, the Riemann
Mapping Theorem, analytic continuation. Particular emphasis will be placed
the study of special functions and their asymptotics by the contour integral method.
A detailed exposition of Lobachevsky’s geometry is also planned. If time permits,
we’ll briefly discuss Riemann surfaces in the end of the term.


Alexander I. Bufetov

Office: HB 444
Email: aib1-at-rice-dot-edu
Telephone: ext 3965


Complex Analysis, L. Ahlfors, 3d ed., McGraw-Hill, and
Special Functions and Their Applications, N.N. Lebedev, Dover Publications.


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The First Midterm


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Zhi Zhang holds a special problem session THIS WEEK! Friday 12 March 4pm in Room 40, basement of Herman Brown Hall

Lecture Notes:

Jan 12, Tue

Jan 14, Thu

Jan 19, Tue

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Jan 28, Thu

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Feb 09, Tue

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Feb 16, Tue

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Feb 25, Thu

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Mar 30, Thu

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Apr 08, Thu