Math 442 Spring 2011

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations


Room: 203 Noyes Lab

Time: TTh 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Lecturer: Eduard-Wilhelm Kirr

Midterm 1: March 3, in class. Counts for 30% of your grade.

Final Exam: 1:30 - 4:30 PM, Wednesday, May 11 in 203 Noyes Lab. Counts for 50% of your grade.

Test Policies: No books, notes, calculators or computers allowed. Make up tests will be given only if you present written evidence, as soon as possible, that you did (or will have to) miss an exam for a legitimate reason, e.g. illness or family emergency. Travel and leisure plans are never a legitimate reason.

Syllabus: Basic introduction to the study of partial differential equations. Topics include: partial differential equations and initial/boundary conditions as models for physical phenomena, wave, diffusion and Laplace equation, separation of variables and Fourier series. Click here for more details.

Text: Walter A. Strauss, Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction , 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

Homework: Assignments will be given weekly. Counts for 20% of your grade. Solutions should be written up independently and turned in by the deadline for each assignment. Check back this page for actual assignments and deadlines. Solutions are posted, if necessary, after the due date. Late homework accepted only if you get an extension from me.

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