Math 43
Functions of a Complex Variable
Last updated March 27, 2020 10:46:10 EDT

General Information HW Assignments Canvas Page Lecture Videos

General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructors
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle   Special Considerations


Fundamentals of Complex Analysis (Third Edition) by E. B. Saff and A. D. Snider

Scheduled Lectures

Our lectures will be pre-recoreded and made available via this page as well as our canvas page. Our scheduled class meetings will be via live Zoom meetings using the link We will rarely, if ever, use our x-hour.

MWF 10:10 -- 11:15
(x-hour) Th 12:15 -- 1:05
via Zoom meeting


Professor Dana P. Williams
Office: 305 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: here
Contact via


There will be a "preliminary exam" and a "midterm exam" followed by a cumulative final exam. All exams will be distributed as PDFs distributed via the homework page. The preliminary and midterm exams will be distributed at noon on Wednesday and must be submitted prior to the start of class on Friday. The final will be described at noon after our last class and must be turned in by noon on Friday, June 5th.

Preliminary Exam Wednesday, April 22nd, at noon Due Friday, April 24th at 10:00am
Midterm Exam Wednesday, May 13th, at noon Due Friday, May 15th, at 10:00am
Final Exam Wednesday, June 3rd, at noon Due Friday, June 5th, at noon

Homework Policy


In the spring of 2020, all courses are graded on a credit (CT) or no credit (NC) basis. In Math 43, the criterion for a credit will be based on the total of your scores on the three exams as follows.

Preliminary Exam 75 points
Midterm Exam 125 points
Final Exam 200 points
Total 400 points

After each exam, I will provide a rough estimate of the cut off score. This will very roughly correspond to what would normally have been the cut-off for a letter grade of C-. As per College policy, it remains possible to receive a citation in the course. I can also provide additional details about individual performances in letters of recommendation for jobs, professional schools, or graduate schools.

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in working and learning together.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. You may use your textbook, course notes, and all material distributed via the web page or our canvas page. Calculators and similar electronic computing devices are not permitted. In particular accessing the internet to research answers is an Honor Code violation.

Special Considerations

Recording Policies

(1) Consent to recording of course and group office hours

a) I affirm my understanding that this course and any associated group meetings involving students and the instructor, including but not limited to scheduled and ad hoc office hours and other consultations, may be recorded within any digital platform used to offer remote instruction for this course;

b) I further affirm that the instructor owns the copyright to their instructional materials, of which these recordings constitute a part, and distribution of any of these recordings in whole or in part without prior written consent of the instructor may be subject to discipline by Dartmouth up to and including expulsion;

b) I authorize Dartmouth and anyone acting on behalf of Dartmouth to record my participation and appearance in any medium, and to use my name, likeness, and voice in connection with such recording; and

c) I authorize Dartmouth and anyone acting on behalf of Dartmouth to use, reproduce, or distribute such recording without restrictions or limitation for any educational purpose deemed appropriate by Dartmouth and anyone acting on behalf of Dartmouth.

(2) Requirement of consent to recordings

By enrolling in this course, I hereby affirm that I will not under any circumstance make a recording in any medium of any one-on-one or group meeting with the instructor and/or students without obtaining the prior written consent of all those participating, and I understand that if I violate this prohibition, I will be subject to discipline by Dartmouth up to and including expulsion, as well as any other civil or criminal penalties under applicable law.


Students requesting disability-related accommodations and services for this course are encouraged to schedule a phone/video meeting with me as early in the term as possible. This conversation will help to establish what supports are built into my online course. In order for accommodations to be authorized, students are required to consult with Student Accessibility Services (SAS; Student Accessibility Services office; SAS website; 603-646-9900) and to email me their SAS accommodation form. We will then work together with SAS if accommodations need to be modified based on the online learning environment. If students have questions about whether they are eligible for accommodations, they should contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions will remain confidential.

Stress and Mental Well-Being

The academic environment at Dartmouth is challenging, our terms are intensive, and classes are not the only demanding part of your life. There are a number of resources available to you on campus to support your wellness, including your undergraduate dean, Counseling and Human Development, and the Student Wellness Center.

Religious Observances

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Dana P. Williams
Last updated March 27, 2020 10:46:10 EDT