Functions of a Complex Variable (SP20)
Welcome to our Math 43 Canvas Page. The COVID-19 outbreak has complicated all our lives. In particular, we are going to have to figure out how to teach and take a remote version of this course. In all honesty, I am still coming to grips with how best to do that. So you should expect things to change during the course of the term. I hope for the better!
Our main resource for the course is our web page. We will use this page to post grades and some other information about the course. Most importantly, you can use the link below to access videos of the lectures:
Now a little bit about the course. As a sort of teaser for the course, one of the formulas we'll shortly make sense out of is . It gathers five of the most common constants in mathematics together in one formula. John Kemeny, Dartmouth's 13th president, liked it so much, he had it drawn on the blackboard behind him in his presidential portrait in Baker Library:
After learning enough about complex arithmetic to understand Kemeny's formula, we'll move on to the calculus of complex valued functions of a complex variable. I hope you'll enjoy the subject as much as I do.