Resources for Teaching 
Complex Variables

Riemann Surface for the Logarithm Function.
Created using F(z) for Windows

This web site contains resources for individuals teaching an introductory, undergraduate course in complex variables. Over the years I've tried to create a series of activities, F(z) files, and Maple worksheets that can be used to create an active classroom learning atmosphere that replicates what I do in my calculus classes and that gives meaning to the various concepts from complex analysis. 

Site Contents:

[Activities] [ F(z) Programs]
 [Links to other sites] [Bibliography] 


You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view most of these activities.
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  • Sample F(z) for Windows files:

    For each F(z) file you wish to obtain, click on the file name. You should see a text file in your browser. Save this text file to disk, making sure to include the ".fzw" suffix at the end of the name you choose. Then open the file from within the F(z) program. Click here for a detailed booklet in PDF format that gives instructions on how some of these F(z) files were created.

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    This site is maintained by
    Paul Fishback
    Department of Mathematics
    Grand Valley State University
    Allendale, MI 49401
    Last updated on 12/17/01.