Math 412/502 Theory of Partial Differential Equations

Fall 2009

Blocker 161

12:45-2:00 TR

Text: ``Applied Partial Differential Equations", fourth edition, by Richard Haberman, Prentice-Hall

Catalog Description: Formulation and solution of partial differential equations of mathematical physics; Fourier series and transform methods, methods of characteristics and first order equations.

Prerequisites: Math 308 or Math 451

Instructor: J. D. Ward, MILNER 305 (Office), 979-845-1169 (phone)

email: jward@math.tamu.edu

office hours: 4-5 Tues. and Wed. or by appointment

Syllabus

Much of chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10; in addition, parts of ch. 9 and a little of ch. 8.

Grading Policy:

  • Test I (Thurs., Oct. 1), 25%
  • Test II (either Tues., Nov. 10 or that Thurs.), 25%
  • Final exam (Wed., Dec. 16, 8-10, Bloc. 161), 25%
  • Homework assignments: 25% of your grade. Collected weekly. Some homework problems may require use of MATLAB.
    Grades
    90-100% A
    80-89% B
    70-79% C
    60-69% D
    below 60% no guarantees

    Note: Q-drop deadline is Friday, Nov. 6, 5 P.M.


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    Homework assignments
    read sections problems date due
    1.1-1.4, 2.1- 2.4 p. 38: 2.2.2, p. 55: 2.3.1 b,c, 2.3.2 e, 2.3.3 a, c, 2.3.6 Thurs. Sept. 10
    3.1, 3.2 p. 95: 3.2.2 b, f, 3.2.4, problems assigned in handout Thurs. Sept. 17
    2.4, 2.5.1 p. 69: 2.4.1 a, b, 2.4.2, p. 85: 2.5.1 a,d, 2.5.2 a (hint: use eqn. 2.5.61 on p. 85), 2.5.2 b Thurs. Sept. 24
    7.2, 7.3, 7.4 p. 286: 7.3.1 d, 7.3.4 b: p.294: 7.4.1 b,c Tues., Oct. 6
    Test I -- Tues. Oct. 6
    10.2, 10.3, 10.4 p. 449: 10.2.2 ; p. 455: 10.3.3, 10.3.5, 10.3.6, 10.3.13 ; p. 470: 10.4.8 Thurs., Oct. 22
    10.5 p. 481: 10.5.16 ; p.501: 10.6.13 Thurs., Oct. 29
    9.2 p. 384: 9.2.1 a, c ; p. 400: 9.3.5 a, b, c Thurs., Nov. 5
    9.3 p. 400: 9.3.6 a, c, 9.3.22 Tues., Nov. 10
    Test II ++++++++++
    5.3, 5.4 , 5.5, 5.8 p. 168: 5.3.3; p. 172: 5.4.1, 5.4.6; p. 181: 5.5.1c, 5.5.2, 5.5.8; p. 210: 5.8.8 c, d Thurs. Dec. 4
    7.7, 7.9 p. 315: 7.7.1, 7.7.3, 7.7.8 (sketched in class); p. 334: 7.9.1 a, c review for final
    ++++++++++
    Final ++++++++++

    * indicates problem requiring use of MATLAB. Help sessions are available for MATLAB (click on "Math Dept. Computer Help")