MATH365-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Applications of Complex Variables

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

Applications of complex variable theory in the physical and engineering sciences. Contour integration. Conformal mappings.

Complex variables with applications and special functions are essential tools for pure and applied mathematicians, scientists and engineers.
The material covered is a mix of beautiful theory (e.g. Taylors theorem for functions of a complex variable),  applications and computational techniques (e.g. calculation of Laplace transforms via contour integration).

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the course the student will be familiar with the following topics:
  • complex numbers and functions of a complex variable
  • analytic functions and the Cauchy-Riemann equations
  • Cauchy's theorem.  Taylor and Laurent series.  Singularities

    Students will be able to evaluate definite integrals and  calculate Laplace transforms using the calculus of residues

    Students will also be familiar with:
  • conformal mappings and applications to electrostatics, heat and fluid flow
  • Legendre polynomials, properties of these, and applications to sphere in a  uniform electric field, potential of a ring of charge

    Alternatively students will be familiar with the properties and applications of another family of special functions.

Prerequisites

MATH201 or MATH240; or, a high level of achievement in EMTH210 with Head of School approval

Restrictions

MATH342

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 239
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $824.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

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