`tumanov `*at*
illinois *dot* edu

` https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~tumanov/ `

** Course Material: **
Complex analysis is a fascinating subject and it has
applications to nearly every area of mathematics.
I hope you will find it beautiful.
We will cover Chapters 1-3 of the textbook and part
of Chapters 4-5 if time permits.

** Homework: **
Weekly homework assignments will be posted to this
web site. Homework will be collected on **Tuesday**
before class. No late homework. You may want to do more
practice problems than I assign.
I will drop the lowest homework when calculating your
final grade (a dropped homework may be a zero).
To simplify grading, please use a separate sheet of paper
for each homework problem.

** Quizzes: **
Weekly quizzes may be given every **Thursday**
in the beginning of the class period
except when an exam is scheduled for that week.
As a rule, each quiz will cover material
of the previous week.
Quizzes will be about 10-15 minutes long.
No make-up quizzes will be given.
I will drop the lowest quiz when calculating your
final grade (a dropped quiz may be a zero).

** Calculators: **
Calculators are not allowed in exams and quizzes.
They would be a hindrance and distraction,
and in most cases completely useless.

** Cell phones: **
Cell phones must be turned off during all class meetings.

** Exams: **
There will be three midterm exams on Thursdays
**Feb 14, Mar 14, and Apr 18.**
The midterm exams will take place during regular class
meetings in the regular room.
The final exam is scheduled for
**1:30-4:30pm, Thursday, May 9.**
Books, notes, calculators, cell phones,
other electronic devices will not be allowed.
No make-up exams will be given after the fact.
However, if the exam schedule conflicts with a university-sponsored
activity (conference, competition, etc.), a make-up exam in advance
may be arranged. In case of documented illness or emergency, an exam
may be dropped.

** Grading: **
Your course grade will be based on three midterm exams,
homework, quizzes, and the final exam.
Each midterm exam is worth 17.5%,
homework and quizzes altogether - 17.5%, and
the final exam - 30%.
Tentative curve:

A(+/-): 86-100%; B(+/-): 72-85%; C(+/-): 57-71%;
D(+/-): 40-56%.

I may slightly adjust the curve later to see it fit.

** Concluding Remarks: **
The course will be challenging for most students.
You will have to understand the proofs of theorems and
derivations of formulas.
Learn the ideas, don't memorize solutions to particular
examples. Express yourself clearly.
Start working early. Take good notes in class.
Get prepared for every class meeting so you can
participate.
Your grade and satisfaction will depend on your effort.