Tu, Th 9:35am - 10:50am, BLOC 161

**Instructor:** Dr. Ron DeVore

Office: 608F Blocker

Email: rdevore@math.tamu.edu

Office Hours: Tu, Th 10:50am - 11:45am

**Textbook:**
Richard Haberman, Applied Partial Differential Equations with Fourier Series and
Boundary Value Problems, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, NJ, 2004.

**Prerequisite:**
Math 308 or Math 451 (ordinary differential equations)

**Outline:**
This is an introductory course in partial differential equations. It will be
focused on three important equations of mathematical physics: heat equation, wave equation,
and Laplace's equation. Topics to be covered include: separation of variables, Fourier series
and Fourier transforms, Sturm-Liouville problems, Green's functions, characteristics.

** Grading System: **
There will be 3 in-class exams worth 100 points each, and the final
comprehensive exam worth 200 points.
Also, there will be homework assignments or quizes, which will account for another 100 points. The student may drop the lowest of the four 100 point grades (i.e. the three in-class exams or the homework/quizes). Thus each student will have a final score of up to 500 points. The final
grades will be assigned according to the 90-80-70-60% scale, that is, A for 450+ pts, B for
400-449 pts, C for 350-399 pts, D for 300-349 pts, and F for less than 299 pts.

** Homework Assignments:**
Homework assignments will be given in class one week before the due date, and also posted on this web page.

Homework | Due Date | Problems |
---|---|---|

HW 1 | Sept 11 | 1.3.1, 14.1(b),(g), 1.4.3, 1.4.10, 1.5.8, 1.5.14 |

HW 2 | Sept 18 | 2.2.2, 2.3.2(a),(c), 2.3.3(a),(b), 2.3.5, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.6 |

HW 3 | Sept 25 | 2.5.1(b), 2.5.3(a), 2.5.5(a),(d), 2.5.7(a), 2.5.12, 2.5.14, 2.5.15(d) |

HW 4 | Oct 3 | 3.2.1(a),(c), 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3 |

HW 5 | Oct 16 | 4.4.8, 4.4.9, 4.4.10, 4.4.11, 4.4.12 |

HW 6 | Oct 30 | 12.2.3, 12.2.4, 12.2.7 |

HW 7 | Nov 4 | 12.4.1, 12.4.2 |

HW 8 | Nov 11 | 12.2.5(b),(c), 12.2.8, 12.3.5, 12.6.7 |

HW 9 | Nov 25 | 10.3.6, 10.3.7, 10.4.3(part (a) only), 10.4.4 |

HW 10 | Dec 9 | 9.3.5, 9.3.6, 9.3.11, 9.3.21, 9.3.22 |

** Make-ups:**
Make-ups for missed exams will only be allowed for a university approved
excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam is
missed. Consistent with University Student Rules, students are required to notify the instructor
by the end of the next working day after missing an exam. Otherwise, they forfeit their rights
to a make-up.

** Scholastic Dishonesty:**
Students may work together and discuss
the homework problems with each other. Copying work done by
others is an act of scholastic dishonesty and will be prosecuted
to the full extent allowed by University policy.
For more information on university policies regarding scholastic
dishonesty, see
University Student Rules .

** Copyright Policy: **
All printed hand-outs and web materials
are protected
by US Copyright Laws. No multiple copies can be made without written permission
by the instructor.

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