Course Policies and Information
642:528–Spring 2012
 Instructor: Professor Eugene Speer
 Hill Center 520
 732–445–2390 Extension 1313
 speer at math.rutgers.edu
 Office hours:
 Tuesday 3:20–4:40 PM, Hill Center 520
 Thursday 10:20–11:40 AM, Hill Center 520
 Or by appointment or chance in Hill Center 520
 General: This is the second semester of a graduate sequence
oriented primarily toward students in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Approximately the first ten weeks of the course will be devoted to the theory
of complex variables, and with the remainder treating the calculus of
variations.
 Texts:
 For complex variables: Greenberg, Michael, D.,
Advanced Engineering Mathematics (second edition). Upper Saddle
River: Prentice Hall, 1998.
 For the calculus of variations: Weinstock, Robert, Calculus of
Variations, with Applications to Physics \& Engineering. New York,
Dover, 1974.
 Homework: Homework problems will be assigned weekly through
postings on the web page. Assignments will normally be due on Tuesdays;
the first assignment will be due Tuesday, January 24.
 Academic integrity: You are strongly encouraged to discuss homework
problems with me or with other students. On the other hand, after you have
finished discussing a problem, you must write your solution
independently, not in concert with others. If you consult any source (such
as a web page, solutions from a previous semester, etc.) in the preparation
of homework, you must acknowledge this by citing that source;
moreover, the work you turn in must be written up in your own words,
not copied from a source. Failure to observe these restrictions will be
treated as a violation of the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.
 Exams: There will be two inclass exams, tentatively scheduled for
Thursday, February 23 and Tuesday, April 10. The final exam
will be scheduled later in the semester. Makeup exams will be given only
in the case of welldocumented illness or major emergency or (only with
permission in advance) of a major outside commitment.
 Grading: Grading will be based on a
weighted average of homework and exams:
Homework 

20% 
Class exams 
20% each 
40% 
Final exam 

40% 
Last updated 1/11/2012.