Steve Bell's Math 425/525 class

MA 42500 001 (CRN 23366)    MWF 10:30-11:20 am   in UNIV 003
MA 52500 001 (CRN 18062)    MWF 10:30-11:20 am   in UNIV 003

Complex Variables

Professor Steve Bell
OFFICE: Math 750
OFFICE PHONE: (765)-494-1497
OFFICE HOURS: T,Th 2:00-3:30 pm or by appointment
E-MAIL: bell (you_know_what) purdue DOT (you_know_where)

Grader: Forrest Glebe
OFFICE: Math 605
E-MAIL: fglebe (you_know_what) purdue DOT (you_know_where)

TEXTBOOK: Fundamentals of Complex Analysis with Applications to Engineering and Science, Saff and Snider, 3rd Edition.


The AFTERMATH -- scribbled over notes from Bell's tablet PC at the end of lecture.

Exam 1 in class on Monday, September 30

covering Lessons 1-15.

Study material for Exam 1

Homework assignments

MA 425/525 Piazza sign-up page.

MA 425/525 Piazza page.

A LaTeX tutorial for Piazza to be viewed in Adobe Reader in full screen mode a page at a time.

A demonstration that the remainder term for the two variable first order Taylor Series does what I said it does.

Here is a MAPLE tutorial to help you get started with MAPLE.

Grading policies

Homework will be collected roughly once a week.
Only 4 problems will be graded by the grader per week.
Each problem will be worth five points and so each
homework assignment will be graded on a scale of 0
to 20.

There will be two in-class midterm exams and one final exam.
No notes, books, or calculators will be allowed during exams.
Each hour exam will be worth 100 points, the homework
grade will be scaled to 100 points, and the final will
be worth 200 points, making a total of 500 points for the
whole course.

Course Accommodations

Purdue University strives to make learning experiences
accessible to all participants. If you anticipate or
experience physical or academic barriers based on disability,
you are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource
Center at: or by phone: 765-494-1247.

In this mathematics course, accommodations are managed
between the instructor, student, and the DRC Testing Center.

Students should see Prof. Bell outside class hours to
share their Accommodation Memorandum for the current
semester and to discuss accommodations as early as possible.

See for more information about how
accommodations are handled in the math department.