Spring 2017: MTH 282

Course description


Fundamentals of Complex Analysis w/ Applications to Engineering and Science (3rd edition), by E.B. Saff and A.D. Snider

Topics Covered:

Complex differentiation and integration, analytic functions, singularities, residues, poles, series expansions, conformal mapping (time permitting), with some applications.

Class Meetings

Professor Time Place
Carl McTague MW 2–3:15pm Gavett 312
Yu Zeng MW 10:25–11:40am Gavett 310

Office Hours

Professor Time Office Email
Carl McTague Mon 3:20–4:20pm [cx vars given priority] Hylan 1015 carl dot mctague at rochester dot edu
  Fri 11:15am–12:15pm [lin. alg. given priority]    
Yu Zeng W 2–5pm Hylan 1006 yu dot zeng at rochester dot edu


Each week a TA will hold a workshop on Monday 6:30-7:30pm 1106B Hylan . The purpose of the workshop is to provide help with the homework that is due the next day. The workshops are not mandatory.

TA Email
Qibin Shen qshen4 at ur dot rochester dot edu
Jianfei He jhe22 at ur dot rochester dot edu


Your grade for the course will be determined as follows:

Calculators, cell phones, iPods and other electronic devices, books, and notes of any kind ARE NOT PERMITTED IN EXAMS. Bring your UR ID to all exams. If you miss a midterm exam with a valid excuse (such as genuine illness or emergency) supported by documentation, then the final exam will count as your makeup. The instructor will determine the validity of your excuse and in the event your absence is deemed invalid, you will receive a zero on the exam. No Makeup Exams will be given for any reason. Incomplete “I” grades are almost never given. The only justification is a documented serious medical problem or a genuine personal/family emergency. Falling behind in this course or problems with workload on other courses are not acceptable reasons.


For Prof. McTague’s class (MW 2–3:15pm):

For Prof. Zeng’s class (MW 10:25–11:40am):

Homework and Schedule:

There will be homework assigned every week. For details, see Homework and Schedule.

Disability Support:

If you have an academic need related to a disability, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. For information please contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Note: To be granted alternate testing accommodations, you (the student) must fill out forms with CETL at least seven days before each and every exam. These forms are not sent “automatically.” Professors are not responsible for requesting alternative testing accommodations at CETL, and they are not obligated to make any accommodations on their own.

Academic Integrity Statement:

You are responsible for knowing and abiding by the University of Rochester’s academic integrity code. For a complete listing visit the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering’s web site. Any violation of academic integrity will be pursued according to the specified procedures. In particular, submission of written work, including homework and exams, which has been copied from the work of other students (or anyone else) with or without their knowledge or consent, is plagiarism.