University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign

Math 553. Partial Differential Equations
Section X1
Spring 2012

Instructor: Zoi Rapti
Office: 323 Illini Hall
Phone: (217) 333-6625
Email: zrapti@illinois.edu
Mail Box: 250 Altgeld Hall
Instructor's Office Hours: M 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and F 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Section X1 meets: MWF 12:00-12:50 in 443 Altgeld Hall.

Textbook
Robert McOwen, Partial Differential Equations: Methods and Applications, Prentice-Hall, Inc. (2003)

Lecture Coverage
Chapter 1: First Order Equations
Chapter 2: Principles for Higher Order Equations
Chapter 3: The Wave Equation
Chapter 4: The Laplace Equation
Chapter 5: The Heat Equation

Grading Policy
Your grade will be based on homework, one midterm exam, and the final (take-home) exam. Your work should be readable and organized. All work must be shown -- a bare answer is not enough.
Homework
Midterm Exam
Final Exam
30%
40%
30%

Homework
Homework will be assigned regularly. You should submit your homework in class. However, if you miss a class, but want to hand in your homework, you must put it in my mailbox by 2:00 PM on the due day.

Assignments
HW 1 Due date: 02/03/12 .
HW 2 Due date: 02/10/12 .
HW 3 Due date:. 02/24/12 .
HW 4 Due date: 03/14/12 .
HW 5 Due date: 03/30/12.
HW 6 Due date: 04/13/12.
HW 7 Due date: 04/27/12.
HW 8 Due date: 05/04/12.

Exams
Midterm Exam: 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 14, in 443 AH.
Final Exam: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 8 - 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 9.

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