Subject 620-252 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 lectures (three per week) and 11 tutorial/practice class hours (one per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: One of [07]620-122, [08]620-142, [05]620-192, [05]620-194, [07]620-211; and one of [07]620-113, [07]620-123, [08]620-143, [05]620-193.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Students may only gain credit for one of 620-221 and 620-252.
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr O Foda
Subject Overview:

This subject deals with convergence of sequences and series; elementary topology of the real line; the fundamentals of continuity, and differentiability of functions of several real variables; analytic functions of a complex variable; complex derivative; power and Laurent series in complex variables; basic topological concepts in the complex plane; and Cauchy's theorem and its applications. Students completing this subject develop the ability to determine the convergence or otherwise of sequences and series; differentiate functions of a complex variable; calculate contour integrals; work with analytic functions in the cut plane; and apply Cauchy's integral formula and the residue theorem. The subject demonstrates the differences between functions of a real and a complex variable; and the role of complex analytic methods in solving important problems in science and engineering.

Sequences and series topics include standard sequences and series, Cauchy convergence, ratio and nth root tests, absolute and conditional convergence, re-arrangements and power series. Continuity topics include continuity and differentiability of functions of several real variables. Functions of a complex variable topics include elementary functions of a complex variable, branches, differentiation, analytic functions and Cauchy-Riemann equations. Integration topics include line and contour integrals, and Cauchy's integral theorem; Laurent series; singularities, poles and Liouville's theorem; and residue theorem, limiting contours, and evaluation of integrals using contour integration.

Assessment: Up to 36 pages of written assignments due during the semester (0% or 15%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (85% or 100%). The relative weighting of the examination and the total assignment mark will be chosen so as to maximise the student's final mark.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree only), BASc or a combined BSc course.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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