Complex Analysis | Department of Mathematics

Complex Analysis

A Major Elective for B.Sc. (Research) Mathematics.

Credits (Lec:Tut:Lab)= 3:1:0 (3 lectures and 1 tutorial weekly)

Prerequisites: MAT 221 Real Analysis II

Overview: This course covers the basic principles of differentiation and integration with complex numbers.  Topics will be taught in a computational and geometric way. Knowledge of topology of euclidean space and calculus of several real variables will be assumed.

Detailed Syllabus:

  1. Algebraic properties of complex numbers, modulus, complex conjugate, roots of complex numbers, regions.
  2. Functions of a complex variable, limits, continuity.
  3. Differentiation, Cauchy-Riemann equations, harmonic functions, polar coordinates.
  4. Exponential function, logarithm, branch and derivative of logarithm, complex exponents, trigonometric functions, hyperbolic functions, inverse hyperbolic functions.
  5. Derivatives of curve w(t) in complex plane, Definite integral of functions w(t), Contours, Contour Integrals, Antiderivatives,  Modulus of Contour integrals, Cauchy Goursat theorem.
  6. Simply and multiply connected domain, Cauchy Integral Formula and applications, Liouville's theorem, maximum modulus principle.
  7. Convergence of series, Power Series, Laurent series, Residues, Cauchy's Residue theorem, Singularities, Zeroes of analytic functions, Behaviour of function near singularities.



  1. James W Brown and Ruel V Churchill, Complex Variables and Applications, 8th edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2009.
  2. H A Priestley, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press. 2003.
  3. J Bak and D J Newman, Complex Analysis, 2nd edition, Springer, 2008.
  4. M J Ablowitz and A S Fokas, Complex Variables: Introduction and Applications, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press India, 2006.
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