Courses & Units

Complex Analysis and Transform Theory KMA323

This unit will be offered for the first time in 2022.


This unit gives an overview of some of the key ideas and concepts that underpin modern applied mathematics. There are three distinct elements that will be covered: (i) an introduction to complex analysis, in which we discuss the important theories and some applications particularly to fluid mechanics and transform methods; this leads on to (ii) transform methods and their use in solving problems, such as heat conduction, that are not amenable to more elementary approaches. Last, (iii) we introduce methods of calculus of variation with application such as the brachistochrone problem in mechanics. This unit is a compulsory part of the Mathematics Major of the BSc.


Unit name Complex Analysis and Transform Theory
Unit code KMA323
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Coordinator Doctor Courtney Quinn
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and apply relevant theory of complex analysis to the solution of amenable real-world problems including fluid mechanics.
  • Develop and apply relevant aspects of transform theory to the solution of amenable real-world problems such as heat conduction.
  • Develop and apply relevant aspects of calculus of variations to the solution of appropriate real-world problems such as the brachistochrone problem in mechanics.
  • Interpret and present information in mathematical and plain English form.
  • Use personal and social responsibility in the ethical application of approaches to problem solving, self-directed learning, and group learning.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



KMA252 and KMA254

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KMA381, KMA315 and KMA382


Teaching Pattern

Independent study involving approx 6 hours per week.

3x1 hour face-to-face lectorials and 1x1 hour face-to-face tutorial per week

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Quiz (10%)|Quiz (10%)|Guided assignments (x6) (30%)|Examination (40%)
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