Math 647, Section 600,  Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M

Lecturer: Prof. Efendiev, 608K Blocker Hall, tel: 845-1972, e-mail:

Lecture Hours: MWF 11:30-12:20, BLOC 126

Office Hours:  TBA

Course Outline:
      Modeling with ordinary differential equations

      Partial differential equations. Introduction and pdetoolbox.
      Heat conduction. Composite materials. Homogenization.
      Models with coupled nonlinear partial differential equations. Simulations.

      Stochastic models. Monte Carlo. Markov chains. Sampling techniques. Inverse problems.

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EXAMS:        None

MAKE-UPS: Students must make arrangements in advance (the sooner the better) if they will not be handing in
homework on time.

PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING GRADES. The  grades will be computed in the following way:
50 percent from homework and 50 percent from projects.

INCOMPLETES: I will consider giving you an incomplete if you have successfully completed all but a small portion of the work of the

course and some severe, unexpected event prevents you from completing the course. This means that you must have taken at least 1 exam and quiz
and must be doing work at the C level or better. You will have to sign a contract detailing what you have to do to complete the course.
I cannot give you an incomplete simply because you are behind in your work; in the latter case you should try to drop the course.

S/U GRADE: If you are registered S/U we will submit a grade of S if your letter grade is C or above, and otherwise a grade of U.

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 and the Aggie Honor Code: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do." For more information see the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web at

Students with Disabilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities, Koldus 126, 845-1637.

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