Math 7350
Complex Analysis
T-Th, 9:00-10:20, Lockett 0119
INSTRUCTOR Gestur Olafsson
Office 322 Lockett
Office Hours T-TH 10:30-11:20, and by request, best using email
Phone 578-1608 and 225-337-2206 (cell)
Text: Complex Analysis by E, M. Stein and R. Shakarchi, Princeton University Press. But there are several other very good books about complex analysis, so we sometimes might differ from the text.


This is an introductory graduate course on complex analysis. We expect that the students have basic knowledge about complex numbers and the complex plane. We will give a very short overview in the beginning. We expect that the students are familiar with the material in 1.1 to 2.1. We will, as said, give a short overview, but then start with holmorphic functions, Chapter 2 to Chapter 6 and then Chapter 8. Other material will depend on how fast we move on.

I welcome any comments from students about topics to discuss in class, so please take a look at the book or any another book and let me know if there is something special that you would like to have covered or discussed in class.

Students are asked not to use their cell phone during the class. I do not want to see any cell phones during tests. Students are asked to arrive on time and not to leave before the class is over. Respect the other students!

Homework and Tests

I will regularly assign homework. Those will mostly be exercises for students to work on. I will offer a problem session on Wednesday, but the exact time will be discussed in class after the first week. There will be no graded homework. I will assign problems and expect that the students take a look at them before class. The problems will be discussed in class and the extra Wednesday homework/problem hour. There will be three tests in class and a final. For dates see bellow.

  1. Each of the tests during the semester will count 100 points. Together that gives 300 points.
  2. The final counts 200 Points.

Important dates

  1. Classes start Monday, August 24, 2015
  2. First Test, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2015
  3. Second Test, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
  4. Third Test, Thursday, Nov 19, 2105
  5. No class Thursday Nov. 26, Thanksgiving
  6. Final, Dec. 5, 10:00-Noon. Usual classroom or take home due, noon December 5. I will let you know!


  1. 100% to 97% A+
  2. 96.99-93%% A
  3. 92.99-90% A-
  4. 89.99% to 87% B+
  5. 86.99-83%% B
  6. 82.99-80% B-
  7. 79.99% to 77% C+
  8. 76.99-73%% C
  9. 72.99-70% C-
  10. 69.99% to 67% D+
  11. 66.99-63%% D
  12. 62.99-60% D-
  13. <60% F