Math 116 
Spring 2006


  • The regular office hours schedule is replaced by: Adrian (Friday 10am-exam time, in 382J), Dan (Wednesday 5-7pm and Thursday 5-7pm, in 381G).
  • The final exam is scheduled for Friday June 9th, 3:30-6:30pm in room 380X. Practice questions are available here. These questions concern the second half of the course material. They will be discussed during the review sessions to be held in class on June 6th. For the topics of the first half, one should review the midterm practice questions.  Answers for selected questions from the final practice set are available here.
  • Here is a list of topics covered in class. This is intended to help you study.
  • Extra office hours are scheduled for the days predating the midterm: Adrian (Monday 3-5pm), Dan (Sunday 5-7pm and Monday 5-7pm).
  • The midterm is scheduled for Tuesday May 9th, in class. Practice questions are available here.
  • Graded assignments can be collected from the tray located next to the door of office 382J.
  • Note that the midterm date has been changed. The test will take place on Tuesday, May 9th, during the regular class time
  • The first day of class is Tuesday, April 4th. The class meets in room 380W located in the basement of the building 380.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to complex analysis.






Office Hours

Adrian Clingher



Tuesday 5-7pm

Course Assistant




Office Hours

Daniel Mathews


Monday and Wednesday 5-7pm

Course Time and Location

Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am-12:15pm, 380-380W.


Complex Analysis by  Lars Ahlfors. Cambridge University Press. 

Exams and Homework 

There will be a midterm (Tuesday, May 9th, during class time) and a final exam (Friday, June 9th, 3:30-6:30pm). The course grade is to be computed on a cummulative basis (30% midterm + 30% homework + 40% final). Weekly homework assignments will be posted here and are due each Thursday. The first assignment is due April 13th.

Homework Assignments

Assignment 1 (due April 13th):  page 2 question 1, page 3 question 2, page 8 question 2, page 16 question 2. Solutions.


Assignment 2 (due April 20th): page 28 questions 1, 2 and 4. Solutions.


Assignment 3 (due April 27th):  page 32 questions 1 (first fraction only) and 2; page 37, question 2; page 41, questions 3 (first series only) and 8. Solutions.


Assignment 4 (due May 4th): page 44, questions 1 and 3; page 47, questions 3 and 4.  Solutions.


Assignment 5: No assignment for this week.


Assignment 6 (due May 18th): Page 108, questions 1,2,3 and 6.


Assignment 7: (due May 25th): page 120, questions 1 and 2.  Solutions.


Assignment 8: (due June 1st): page 123, questions 1(a) and 2; page 130, questions 2 and 3;
[Comment: For the two questions of page 130, an analytic function f(z) is said to have a removable (pole, essential) singularity at infinity if the function f(1/z) has a removable (pole, essential) singularity at zero.]