MATH 442-C13--Intro to PDE
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50pm
Location: BURRILL 140
Office hours: Thursday 5-6, TBA
PDE (partial differential equalitions) are everywhere.
The mathematical persepective was largely motivated by real physical
problems such as transport equation, heat flow and behavious of
liquids. The aim of this course is to understand a few models
cases--sounds innocent and not to hard. Constructing solution in full
generality requires more math than we can handle, or can be impossible.
Thats why we focus on main building blocks and how geometric
ideas and the Famous Fourier transform can help us to understand them.
Text Book: Walter A. Stauss, Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, 1992.
We will cover chaper 1-6 and 10. I will share my notes after a certain topic is completed
Chapter I What are PDE's
Flow, vibration and diffusion
Initial and boundary conditions
Homework (30%) (every Friday) Midterm2 Friday, April 21
Midterm1 Friday, February 24
Final: look up in combined schedule
work for homework is encouraged, however, the solution has to be
written by the submitting student. Please indicate collaborator.
|Homework should be turned in in class before the lecture. All homework must be stapled. |
One lowest HW score is dropped. You are encouraged to cooperate while doing homework, but you are expected to complete
the homework on your own and to write the solutions in your own words, and not contain pieces taken verbatim from elsewhere. No late homework will be accepted.
|No make-up exam will be given unless you contact me in advance with written authorization from university to miss exam |
(illness, family emergency, active participation in athletic events).
|If you have 3 unexcused absences you may be dropped from the class. However, it is your responsibility to drop the course |
if you decide to stop attending classes. If you don't, you may receive an F for the class.
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