Summer 2019 - MATH 254 D100

Vector and Complex Analysis for Applied Sciences (3)

Class Number: 1960

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

    We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 8, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 240 or 232; and 251. MATH 240 or 232 may be taken concurrently.



Designed for students in the Engineering Science program. Combines a continuation of the study of vector calculus from MATH 251 with an introduction to functions of a complex variable. Vector functions of a single variable, space curves, scalar and vector fields, conservative fields, surface and volume integrals, and theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. Functions of a complex variable, differentiability, contour integrals, Cauchy's theorem. Taylor and Laurent expansion, method of residues, integral transform and conformal mapping. Students with credit for MATH 322 or MATH 252 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


Vector Calculus:

  • Review of vector algebra, scalar and vector fields, and multiple integrals.
Gradient, divergence and curl:
  • Parametrization of curves and surfaces; line, surface and volume integrals.
Vector integral theorems and applications:
  • Green's theorem, divergence  theorem, Stokes's theorem.
Complex Analysis:
  • Complex numbers and functions.
  • Complex Differentiation.
  • Complex Integration.
  • Power Series.
  • Taylor Series.
  • Laurent Series.
  • Residue Integration.
  • Conformal mapping.


  • Online Assignments/In-class Quizzes 20%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final Exam 50%



Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition Textbook, by James Stewart, packaged with Multi-term Enhanced WebAssign [Text + EWA/eBook]
[Available through the SFU Bookstore]
This package can also be purchased directly from the publisher (with free shipping):
*Please Note: If you have purchased the above package within the last 5 years, do not purchase again!

ISBN: 9781305597624

Complex Analysis. Erwin Kreyszig
(Available at the SFU Bookstore)

ISBN: 9781119436393

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