MATH4220  Partial Differential Equations  2016/17
Announcement
 Syllabus [Download file]
 The Assignment 1 which will account for the final grade should be submitted on or before 9 Feb to the Assignment Box.
 The Midterm Test is scheduled on March 9, 2017.
General Information
Lecturer

Professor Zhouping Xin
 Office: AB1 701
 Tel: 3943 4100
 Email:
Teaching Assistant

Mr. Hongwei YUAN
 Office: AB1 614
 Tel: 3943 4109
 Email:

Ms. Rong ZHANG
 Office: AB1 614
 Tel: 3943 4109
 Email:
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Tue 16:3018:15, LSB C2; Thu 17:3018:15, LSB C1
 Tutorial: Thu 18:30  19:15, LSB C1
Course Description
Objectives: Firstorder PDEs, Wave Equation, Diffusion Equation, Laplace Equation, Boundaryvalue Problems and Initialboundaryvalue Problems, Wellposedness, Maximum Principle, Energy Methods, Method of Separation Variables, Eigenvalue Problems, Fourier Series, Green's Function.
Prerequisite:  Simple ODEs (1st order and 2nd order ODEs);  Multivariable Calculus (Integration by parts, Green's Identity, Stokes Formula, Gauss Formula, etc.);  Some linear algebra and mathematical analysis.
The following sections in the text book will be covered:
Chapter 1, 1.11.6
Chapter 2, 2.12.5
Chapter 3, 3.13.5
Chapter 4, 4.14.3
Chapter 5, 5.15.4, 5.6
Chapter 6, 6.16.3
*Chapter 7, 7.17.4 (dependent on time)
*Chapter 11, 11.111.3 (optional)
Assignments: There will be 5 to 9 assignments (will be given in class), two of which have to be handed in (though you are strongly encouraged to do all of them). Your TAs will answer questions from the homework.
Quiz: There will two quizzes.
Midterm: Around the 8th week.
Final Exam: One
Textbooks
 Walter A. Strauss, Partial Differential Equations, An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992
References
 H.F. Weinberger, A First Course in Partial Differential Equations, Blaisdell, Waltham, Mass., 1965
 D. Bleecker and G. Csordas, Basic Partial Differential Equations, International Press, 1996
Tutorial Notes
 Tutorial (Prerequisite)
 Tutorial 1
 Tutorial 2
 Tutorial 3
 Tutorial 4
 Tutorial 5
 Tutorial 6
 Tutorial 7
 Tutorial 8
 Tutorial 9
 Tutorial 10
 Tutorial 11
Assignments
 Assignment 1 (due 9 Feb 2017)2ND REVISED
 Assignment 2
 Assignment 3
 Assignment 4
 Assignment 5
 Assignment 6
 Assignment 7
Quizzes and Exams
Solutions
 Solution for Assignment 1 (revised)
 Solution for Quiz 1
 Solution for Assignment 2
 Solution for Assignment 3
 Solution for Midterm Test
 Solution for Assignment 4
 Solution for Assignment 5
 Solution for Quiz 2
 Solution for Assignment 6
 Solution for Assignment 7
Assessment Scheme
2 Homeworks  10%  
2 Quizzes  10%  
Midterm Exam  30%  
Final Exam  50%  
Total  100% 
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Last updated: April 21, 2017 09:36:31