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Complex Variable and Special Functions (Math 5)

  • Course Code :
    MTH 311
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The overall aims of the course are  Demonstrate a conscious understanding of the concepts of special functions and complex analysis.  Develop students’ mathematical skills for the methods of solution of partial differential equations.  Acquire skills for the application of special functions and complex analysis to solve electrical engineering problems

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Complex Variable and Special Functions (Math 5)

Power Series solutions of ordinary Differential equations. Solutions about Ordinary Points, Solutions about Singular Points. Frobineous theorem. Special functions, Partial differential equations, heat and wave equations. Laplace equation in Rectangular and Polar coordinates, D’lambert solution, Numerical solutions of Partial differential equations. Functions of complex variables, Cauchy-Riemann Equations, Complex integrals, Laurent series, Evaluation of real integrals by residues. Conformal mappings.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Explain the Power Series solutions of ordinary Differential Solutions using Frobineus theorem.
2- Identifying Partial differential equations, their types and methods of solutions.
3- Define Gamma, Beta, and Bessel functions, and Legendre Polynomials as solutions of partial differential equations.
4- Demonstrate Elementary complex functions, Cauchy-Riemann Equations, Complex integrals, Laurent series, and the evaluation of real integrals by residues.
5- Describe conformal mappings for Mechanical engineering applications.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply Special functions, power series solutions to solve Mechanical engineering problems.
2- Apply numerical solutions of P.D.E to solve problems related to heat, wave, and Laplace equations
3- Solving improper integrals converted to Gamma and Beta functions
4- Applying Cauchy-Riemann Equations, Laurent series, and residues theorem for the solution of complex engineering problems.
5- Creating conformal mapping procedures for the solution of complex functions problems.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

d. General and Transferable Skills:

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Power Series solutions of ordinary Differential equations. 5 3 2
Frobineous Theorem 5 3 2
Special functions , Gamma , Beta , Bessel functions 5 3 2
Legendre Polynomial 5 3 2
Partial differential equations, Definitions and Classification of equations, 5 3 2
Separable Partial differential equations, heat equation, Wave equation 5 3 2
D’lambert solution of wave equation 5 3 2
Laplace equation in Rectangular and Polar coordinates 5 3 2
Numerical solutions of Partial differential equations, Finite difference method 10 6 4
Functions of complex variables, Elementary complex functions 5 3 2
Cauchy-Riemann Equations 5 3 2
Complex integrals, Laurent series 5 3 2
Evaluation of real integrals by residues 5 3 2
Conformal mappings 5 3 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving
Discussion

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Complex Variable and Special Functions (Math 5)

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 5.00
Final exam 40.00 16
First Mid Term Exam 20.00 5 To assess the levels of math skills needed for successful completion of the course, and to improve teaching and learning for all students
Participation 10.00 To assess overall understandings, concepts, Knowledge, Problem solving, and mathematical skills delivered by the course
Quiz Exam 5.00
Second Mid Term Exam 20.00 10 To assess comprehension, Knowledge, Problem solving, and mathematical skills delivered by the course after 6 weeks of studying

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Advanced Engineering Mathematics Warren S. Wright, Dennis G. Zill Jones & Bartlett Learning

Recommended books :

 Erwin Kreyszig. "Advanced Engineering Mathematics", 10th edition, John Wiley& Sons, INC, 2010.  Robert T. Smith, Roland B Minton. Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions. 4th. edition. McGraw – HILL International Edition, 2012

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