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ERIC Number: EJ1163228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Revitalizing Complex Analysis: A Transition-to-Proof Course Centered on Complex Topics
Sachs, Robert
PRIMUS, v27 n8-9 p845-855 2017
A new transition course centered on complex topics would help in revitalizing complex analysis in two ways: first, provide early exposure to complex functions, sparking greater interest in the complex analysis course; second, create extra time in the complex analysis course by eliminating the "complex precalculus" part of the course. In June 2014, a faculty group started developing a variant of the "transition to higher mathematics" course in which the complex numbers play a central role. The new textbook and syllabus would support variations of the course, depending on instructors and students. This paper presents the outline of the course, a rationale for its potential value to mathematics programs, a description of how goals for the transition course would be met by the proposed course, and some key topics described with some detail.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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