SYLLABUS
FOR MATH 233
Complex
Variables
SPRING
2009 AT
Instructor
Name 
Office Location 
Office Phone 
Office Hours 
Dr. Gene Sprechini 
ACD311 
(570) 3214288 
8:309:30am MWF 
Course
Content
Complex numbers, analytical functions,
complex integration, Cauchy’s theorems and their applications. Corequisite: MATH 238.
Chapters 1 through 6
and selected portions of remaining chapters from Complex Variables and
Applications, 2004, by Brown and Churchill will be covered in the course.
Grading
The final grade depends on each of the
following:
Attendance. The final course grade percentage will be
reduced by 4% for each unexcused absence beyond the 3rd unexcused absence. An absence is considered to be excused only
when (1) the student emails to the instructor an explanation (or submits a
written explanation) of why class was missed, no later than two days after the
absence, and (2) the instructor approves the explanation. When absent from class for any reason, it
is the student's responsibility to find out all that was missed and stay
current with the coursework by consulting with a tutor or classmate; students
can find out what was done in any class from the course schedule, which is
available by clicking on the appropriate link below.
Semester Exams. There will be four semester exams. Each of the semester exams is worth 200
points, but only 150 of these 200 points are from the exam administered in
class; the remaining 50 points are from assignments and quizzes leading up to
the exam. The total number of points
from assignments and quizzes leading up to an exam will generally be greater
than 50 points, which makes it possible to miss a few assignments and/or
quizzes and still earn the entire 50 points; for this reason, no assignments
are accepted late, and no quizzes can be taken late. It is the responsibility of students who do
not submit an assignment in time to get credit, or who do poorly on a
particular assignment, to make certain that they master the course material
covered on the assignment. For all
missed inclass exams, a grade of zero is recorded, unless (1) arrangements to
make up the exam are made within 24 hours of the originally scheduled time and
(2) the instructor is presented with documented evidence of a medical reason
for not completing the exam at the scheduled time.
Final Exam. The final exam is worth 400 points, but only
350 of these 400 points are from the exam administered during Final Exam Week;
just as with each of the four semester exams, the remaining 50 points are from
assignments and quizzes leading up to the final exam, just as with the semester
exams.
The final course grade percentage is the
percentage of points earned from the total possible points, and letter grades
corresponding to the final course grade percentage are assigned according to
the following:
A = above 93.33%

A– = 90% to 93.33%

B+ = 86.67% to 90%

B = 83.33% to 86.67%

B– = 80% to 83.33%

C+ = 76.67% to 80%

C = 73.33% to 76.67%

C– = 70% to 73.33%

D+ = 66.67% to 70%

D = 63.33% to 66.67%

D– = 60% to 63.33%

F = below 60%

Materials
Each student must have:
Tutoring
The tutor schedule for this course is
posted on the Department of Mathematical Sciences Tutoring Page here.
If you choose to request academic
accommodations due to a specific learning need, please consult with Mr. Dan Hartsock, Coordinator of Services for Students with
Disabilities. His office is in the ARC
on the third floor of the Snowden Library.
Course
Links
The course schedule is available by clicking here.
Standards
and Policies
All work submitted must be of professional
quality. All paper must be neat, without ragged edges, rips, tears, smudges,
stains, etc. All answers must be clear, complete, and concise; handwriting must
be legible. If the instructor can't read it, it's wrong. Assignments may be
downgraded if these standards are not met.
It can be very helpful for some students to
work together on daily assignments and to study together; this is encouraged
when it does not result in one student simply copying another's work with no
understanding. Acts of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of F for
the course, and a letter to the Dean describing the
circumstances. If you are having problems in the course, talk to the
instructor; don't involve yourself in academic dishonesty. With each
assignment submitted, students are expected to include a short paragraph
indicated from whom help was received and to whom help was given (but this does
not affect the grade for the assignment).
The following is from the FACULTY HANDBOOK in
the section titled Student Course Load:
"It is expected
that students will spend, in preparation for courses, two hours of study time
outside the classroom for every hour of credit in the classroom."
This means that you should be prepared to spend, on
average, eight hours per week outside of class working on a fourcredit course;
however, this will vary from student to student and from course to course. Your
time will be spent reading the text, reviewing class notes, and completing
assignments.