Daily outline for Fri, Sep 16, 2016 9:10 AM (5 months ago)
Complex numbers 2
assigned today:
Due today:
what we did in class
- quiz asking to find an expression for \(\sin(4\theta)\) where I gave them Pascal's triangle.
- We talked briefly about how to study for these quizzes. I talked about how some students can comfortable get the "homework" done but still struggle on the quizzes because I always make changes. I said that if there's something I could change that makes the problem impossible (from the student's perspective) then that likely means they don't have a full grasp on the concept.
- I asked them to write down a complex function and evaluate it for 1, i, and 1+i
- We plotted the complex conjugate function as a vector field and realized that 0.1 z* is a better one to visualize.
- We talked about the fundamental definition of derivatives:
$$\frac{df}{dz}=\lim_{\Delta z\to 0}\frac{f(z+\Delta z)-f(z)}{\Delta z}$$
- and applied it to f(z)=z^2, showing that it works just fine
- then we did the complex conjugate function and showed that it has no derivatives!
- We were running out of time so I quickly waved my hands about the Cauchy-Riemann stuff and the Harmonic functions stuff.
Resources requested:
- example of mapping using Mathematica
- I expressed my preference (in this class) for only giving a video and not the mathematica code itself. That went over pretty well, in my opinion
- Derive the Cauchy-Riemann equations. We jokingly called this "ready 13.4 aloud to them."
- Do an example like 13.4.25 both on paper and in Mathematica
edit