David C. Kay makes complex variables simple in new book

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Calculus of complex numbers explained for average college student in new math manual

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It is written for the average undergraduate math or science major with a working knowledge of calculus.

Complex variables can be a daunting subject for any college student. Mathematics lecturer-turned-author David C. Kay provides a simplified overview of complex variables in his new mathematics tutorial “A Basic Course in Complex Variables” (published by iUniverse).

The main focus of Kay’s new book is to take the main concepts of calculus for real variables and apply them to complex variables. Met with numerous carefully crafted examples, the content of “A Basic Course in Complex Variables” conveys the pertinent details of this complicated topic, resulting in powerful methods for solving complex mathematical problems.

“Like any other textbook in mathematics, its purpose is to educate in a particular area,” Kay says of his book. “It is written for the average undergraduate math or science major with a working knowledge of calculus.”

Kay hopes his new book prepares students for advanced courses in mathematics, including real analysis and topology.

A Basic Course in Complex Variables
By David C. Kay
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781491742655
E-Book | 210 pages | ISBN 9781491742662
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
David C. Kay received his doctorate from Michigan State University in 1963 and has taught in the mathematics departments at University of Wyoming, University of Oklahoma, University of North Carolina at Asheville and, after retirement, at North Georgia State University. He has written more than 20 research articles in the field of geometry, published three books and written 10 unpublished manuscripts in mathematics. He and his wife live in Watkinsville, Georgia. They have 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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