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Unit of study_

MATH4079: Complex Analysis

Semester 1, 2023 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

The unit will begin with a revision of properties of complex numbers and complex functions. This will be followed by material on conformal mappings, Riemann surfaces, complex integration, entire and analytic functions, the Riemann mapping theorem, analytic continuation, and Gamma and Zeta functions. Finally, special topics chosen by the lecturer will be presented, which may include elliptic functions, normal families, Julia sets, functions of several complex variables, or complex manifolds.

Unit details and rules

Unit code MATH4079
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
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MATH3979 or MATH3964
Prerequisites
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(A mark of 65 or above in 12cp of MATH2XXX) or (12cp of MATH3XXX)
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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Good knowledge of analysis of functions of one real variable, working knowledge of complex numbers, including their topology, for example MATH2X23 or MATH2962 or MATH3068

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Dzmitry Badziahin, dzmitry.badziahin@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Dzmitry Badziahin, dzmitry.badziahin@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Supervised exam
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hurdle task
Final exam
Closed book written exam.
60% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Assignment Assignment 1
Take home written assignment with calculations.
15% Week 06
Due date: 03 Apr 2022 at 23:59
2 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Tutorial quiz Quiz
Closed book tutorial quiz
10% Week 08 45 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Assignment 2
Take home assignment with calculations.
15% Week 11
Due date: 08 May 2022 at 23:59
2 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
hurdle task = hurdle task ?

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Final exam: If a second replacement exam is required, this exam may be delivered via an alternative assessment method, such as a viva voce (oral exam). The alternative assessment will meet the same learning outcomes as the original exam. The format of the alternative assessment will be determined by the unit coordinator. 

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Representing complete or close to complete mastery of the material.

Distinction

75 - 84

Representing excellence, but substantially less than complete mastery.

Credit

65 - 74

Representing a creditable performance that goes beyond routine knowledge and understanding, but less than excellence.

Pass

50 - 64

Representing at least routine knowledge and understanding over a spectrum of topics and important ideas and concepts in the course.

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Late submissions are not allowed.

Academic integrity

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We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Complex numbers Lecture (3 hr) LO4
Week 02 Complex functions Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 03 Conformal mapping Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 04 Conformal mapping Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 05 Integration Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 06 1. Integration; 2. Properties of entire and analytic functions Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 07 Properties of entire and analytic functions Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 08 The maximum principle Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 09 Calculus of residues Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 10 Special topics chosen by the lecturer, topics could be: elliptic functions, normal families, introduction to functions of several complex variables, complex manifolds Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 11 Special topics chosen by the lecturer, topics could be: elliptic functions, normal families, introduction to functions of several complex variables, complex manifolds Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 12 Special topics chosen by the lecturer, topics could be: elliptic functions, normal families, introduction to functions of several complex variables, complex manifolds Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 13 Revision Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed on the Library eReserve link available on Canvas.

  • Required textbook: Lars Ahlfors, Complex Analysis.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a conceptual understanding of limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration as well as a thorough background in variety of techniques and applications of complex analysis
  • LO2. assess problems in the framework of complex analysis, to choose among several potentially appropriate mathematical methods of solution, and persist in the face of difficulty
  • LO3. present complete and mathematically rigorous solutions for problems in complex analysis that include appropriate justification for their reasoning
  • LO4. recognise problems in mathematics, science, engineering and real life that are amenable to complex analysis, and to formulate models for such problems and apply the techniques of complex analysis in solving them

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

No changes have been made since this unit was last offered.

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