MMAT5220 - Complex Analysis and Its Applications - 2016/17

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  • Homework 1 due on Jan 26, 2017
  • Please be reminded that there is no lecture on 2/2/2017 due to the university CNY holiday.
  • Homework 2 due on Feb 16, 2017
  • Please read the following instruction for submitting homework via email. [Download file]
  • You may take back your assignment from the assignment box in LSB if you are not able to attend the lecture.
  • Homework 3 due on Feb 23, 2017
  • Homework 4 due on Mar 2, 2017
  • Mid-term on Mar 9, 2017, revised time 7:00-9:00pm, new location: Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 505
  • New instruction for submitting homework via email has been upload. Please read it carefully before submitting your assignment via email.
  • Mid-term (up to Lecture 6) on Mar 9, 2017, revised time 7:00-9:00pm, new location: Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 505
  • You may take back assignment 4 from the assignment box.
  • Homework 5 due on Mar 23, 2017
  • Homework 6 due on Mar 30, 2017
  • For those who haven't taken the mid-term paper, if you want to take back your paper, please send an email to to make an appointment.
  • Homework 7 due on Apr 6, 2017
  • Homework 8 due on Apr13, 2017
  • Homework 9 due on Apr 20, 2017
  • Final Eaxm on Apr 27, 2017, (Thursday) revised time 7:00-9:00pm, new location: YIA 503

General Information


  • WAN, Yau Heng Tom
    • Office: LSB215
    • Tel: 3943 7986
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • WONG, Ka Ho
    • Office: LSB228
    • Tel: 3943 7955
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Th 14:00-18:00; Fr 14:00-18:00; or by appointment

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Thursday 6:30-9:15pm, YIA LT8

Course Description

This course is designed for the M.Sc. Programme in Mathematics. The course is intended to provide an introduction to the analysis and applications of analytic functions on the complex plane. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding and appreciation of the theory as well as its wide range of usage. It includes the study of integrals, residues, series expansion, and conformality of analytic functions; transforms and their use in differential equations.


  • Complex Variables and Applications, J W Brown & R V Churchill, 9th ed, McGraw Hill
  • Complex Analysis, Lars V Ahlfors, 3th ed, McGraw Hill
  • Complex Analysis, Elias M Stein & Rami Shakarchi, Princeton University Press

Lecture Notes



Assessment Scheme

Homework (about once a week) 10%
Midterm (Mar 9, 2017, 7:00-9:00pm, Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 505) 40%
Final (Apr 27, 2017, 7:00-9:00pm, YIA503) 50%

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Last updated: April 24, 2017 00:15:47