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Complex Analysis
(dt. Funktionentheorie (Analytische Funktionen einer komplexen Veränderlichen))

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Intermediate module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course B.Sc. Mathematics.
Original study programme Reine Exportmodule
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer


  • Complex differentiability, Cauchy-Riemann differential equations
  • Power series, Taylor expansion
  • Curve integrals, Cauchy's integral theorems
  • Isolated singularities, elementary holomorphic functions, meromorphic functions, Laurent series
  • Residue theorem and applications
  • Conform maps, Möbius group
  • Normal families, Montel's theorem
  • Riemann mapping theorem

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • understand how complex-analytical methods help to solve real-analytical problems,
  • deepen their understanding of the elementary functions through the complex viewpoint,
  • learn about the connections between methods of geometry, algebra, and analysis, as well as topology and number theory, and thus develop their mathematical understanding,
  • Learn methods and skills that are central to applications in computer science (e.g. coding theory), physics (e.g. quantum theory) and engineering (e.g. electrical engineering)
  • practice mathematical working methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of abstraction, proof methods),
  • improve their oral communication skills in the recitation class by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis.

Recommended Reading

  • Fischer,W., Lieb, I.: Funktionentheorie: Komplexe Analysis in einer Veränderlichen, Vieweg; Conway, J.B.: Functions of one complex variable, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer; Lang, S.: Complex analysis, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer; Remmert, R., Schumacher, G.: Funktionentheorie I,II, Berlin: Springer

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