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Complex analysis

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: M337
  • Level: 3
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I want to congratulate the OU on this incredibly impressive module in Complex Analysis. The module materials are excellent, there are incredibly many online tutorials offered (they are all recorded and of top quality in content and presentation) and finally the tutor support is second to none. This module gave me a lot of insight into new topics that really fascinated me, which means the course team managed successfully to provide me with a lot of motivation for further study in pure mathematics.
After completing this module, I do feel that I am lot closer to rightfully calling myself a mathematician. I cannot thank the module team enough for this experience. I wish future students all the best with this module. I loved it from the beginning to the very end. Expect hard work, however it will pay off. The final exam really puts your knowledge to the test. After the change in exam format, the exam is far less predictable than previously - but with as many as 6 specimen exams you'll be well prepared.
In conclusion, all I can say is do this module! It's magic.

Hege Baggethun

Course starting: October 2019

Review posted: August 2020

This module has been very enjoyable though I found some of it conceptually challenging. Its quite broad in the number of topics covered. The exam was very straight forward and with enough practice papers, a good pass is achievable. It did feel more like a 45 credit module rather than a 30 credit unit-there are four books that average 270 pages each.
I thought the online support was satisfactory. The team moderating M337 are very knowledgeable as complex analysis (Mandelbrot set) is an active area of research within the OU pure maths department. It would be useful to have done 'Pure mathematics' (M208) prior to M337 but not an absolute requirement. Most students found the obstacle problems in Book D very challenging. The books generally did not have as many worked examples compared to OU level 2 modules. I believe this is a noticeable difference going from OU level 2 to 3. Overall, its a useful module to do as it comes up a lot in other areas of maths and quite useful for some OU MSc modules.

Course starting: October 2019

Review posted: August 2020

A great module,.......I did it a year ago, and there was so much new material on offer there. It felt like a 60 credit module which moved quickly. Tutor support was great and the forums were well used.

Christopher O'Regan

Course starting: October 2017

Review posted: April 2019

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