ERIC Number: EJ1163205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Complex Variables throughout the Curriculum
D'Angelo, John P.
PRIMUS, v27 n8-9 p778-791 2017
We offer many specific detailed examples, several of which are new, that instructors can use (in lecture or as student projects) to revitalize the role of complex variables throughout the curriculum. We conclude with three primary recommendations: revise the syllabus of Calculus II to allow early introductions of complex numbers and linear algebra, include complex variables and some infinite-dimensional linear maps in linear algebra courses, and spice up complex variable courses by better connecting them with the mathematics used in engineering in physics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Calculus, Algebra, Physics, Engineering Education, Equations (Mathematics), Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DMS1361001