Office: EAS 281
Office hours: Tuesday 11am - 12:30pm, Thursday 10:45am - 11:45am or by appointment
Applied Partial Differential Equations, by Richard Haberman, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 5th ed.
Topics to be covered:
1. Introduction: review, physical discussion of the heat equation (Ch. 1 - 1 week)
2. Method of separation of variables in one dimension (Ch. 2 - 2 weeks)
3. Fourier Series (Ch. 3 - 2 weeks)
4. Applications (Ch. 4 - 1 week)
5. Generalized Sturm-Liouville boundary value problems (Ch. 5 - 3 weeks)
6. Multidimensional boundary value problems (Ch. 7 - 4 weeks)
7. Non-homogeneous problems; BVPs
in infinite space; Fourier Transforms (Ch. 8 & 10 - 2 weeks)
The schedule is tentative, and time periods are approximate.
There will be homework assignments due about every two weeks, usually on Tuesday.
No late homework will be
accepted. However, the lowest homework score will be dropped.
Each homework assignment will include a number of starred problems that will count for the 547 level course credits.
Important: it is your responsibility to show your work and to
present it in readable form. Answers without justification will
receive no credit.
You must do the homework regularly. Doing and understanding the homework is extremely important in this class.
They can be challanging, so I advise you not to wait
until the last minute!
There will be 1 midterm exam and a final exam:
- Midterm exam: Oct 17, 2013
- Final exam: Dec 17, 2013
All midterm exams will take place in the classroom during regular class time.
Exams must be taken on the scheduled date. There will be no make-up exams, unless extenuating circumstances exist and arrangements have been made prior to the exam.
No books, notes, tables or calculators will be allowed on any of the
Your course grade will be determined by your score in the exams (75%) and homework (25%).
September 12, 2013 is the last day to drop individual courses and get a full refund; it is also the last day to add courses without a special permission.
September 20, 2013 is the last day to drop ALL classes, withdraw from school for 80% adjustment.
October 04, 2013 is the last day to drop ALL classes, withdraw from school for 60% adjustment.
November 01, 2013 is the last day to withdraw without special permission from the Dean.
Students with disabilities should notify me as soon as possible of any special needs. They should also provide me with their letters of certification from the Office of Disabilities (Main Hall 105, phone: 255-3354) within the first two weeks of class.
A word of caution
This course turns out to be very difficult.
To do well, you should:
- Review background material;
- Study regularly;
- Read ahead each topic before class;
- Come to *every* class and ask questions;
- Review the material afterwards, stressing the understanding of concepts;
- Do the homework regularly;
- Seek help (from me or your SI or your classmates) when you don't understand something.
You are welcome (in fact, encouraged) to review with others and help each other.
Note however that everything you turn in should be your own work.