MAT9810 – Introduction to Several Complex Variables
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
Holomorphic functions and mappings. Hartog´s extension phenomenon, domains of holomorphy and holomorphic convexity. Plurisubharmonic functions. The d-bar equation and the Levi problem. Oka´s approximation theorem, Runge pairs and the Cousin problems. Polynomial convexity and applications.
The course gives an introduction to the most central aspects and methods in the theory of holomorphic functions of several complex variables, and applications of these to approximation- and mapping problems.
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with MAT4810 – Introduction to Several Complex Variables.
- 4 credits overlap with MAT4310.
- 4 credits overlap with MAT9310 – Complex analysis (discontinued).
- 4 credits overlap with MA365.
- 4 credits overlap with MAT4320 – Several complex variables I (discontinued).
- 4 credits overlap with MAT9320.
- 4 credits overlap with MAT365.
4 hours of lectures/exercises per week.
The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.
Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.
Final oral examination.
In addition, each PhD candidate is expected to give a one hour oral presentation on a topic of relevance chosen in cooperation with the lecturer. The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer for the student to be admitted to the final exam.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: