Math 185. Complex Analysis

Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Fall 2007

This is an introductory course on complex analysis.

The official prerequisite for taking this course is Math 104: Introduction to Analysis.



Location: Evans Hall, Room 75

Times: 4:00 AM–5:00 PM on Mon/Wed/Fri

Course staff

Instructor: Lek-Heng Lim
Evans Hall, Room 873
(510) 642-8576
Office hours 12:00–2:00 PM every Monday and 2:00–4:00 PM every Wednesday

Graduate Student Instructor: David Penneys
Evans Hall, Room 891
Office hours: 8:00–10:00 AM, 1:00–4:00 PM every Monday and 12:30–3:00 PM, 5:00–7:30 PM every Tuesday


Homework assignments

Homework will be assigned once a week and will be due the following week (except possibly in the weeks when there is a midterm). Collaborations are permitted but you will need to write up your own solutions.

Bug report on the problem sets or the solutions: lekheng(at)

Supplementary readings


Midterm I grade distribution: median = 28, mean = 27, max = 35, min = 15, stdev = 5.7, max possible marks = 40.

Grade composition: 40% Homework, 15% Midterm I, 15% Midterm II, 30% Final


The second book is optional. As a whole, it is more advanced than the first book but Part I of the book covers the same basic materials.