Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 6 months
Recommended School Credit: One full year of high school credit or one semester of college credit equal to or greater than an AP class
Course Code: CPX
Introduction to Complex Analysis gives advanced students an introduction to the theory of functions of a complex variable, a fundamental area of mathematics. Topics include complex numbers and their properties, analytic functions and the Cauchy-Riemann equations, the logarithm and other elementary functions of a complex variable, integration of complex functions, the Cauchy integral theorem and its consequences, power series representation of analytic functions, the residue theorem and applications to definite integrals. Definitions and proofs will be stressed throughout the course. Online course materials supplement the required textbook. The course will also cover applications to physics and engineering.
Each student is assigned to a CTY instructor to help them during their course. Students can contact their instructor via email with any questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well to prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, chapter exams, and a cumulative midterm and final. Instructors use virtual classroom software allowing video, voice, text, screen sharing and whiteboard interaction.
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A textbook purchase is required for this course:
Fundamentals of Complex Analysis with Applications to Engineering, Science, and Mathematics (3rd Edition), by Edward B. Saff and A.D. Snider.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.