|Course Description||Concepts and examples of partial differential equations (PDE). Notion of well-posed problems. Basics of wave equations and diffusion equations. Fourier series, orthogonal expansions, and eigenvalue problems. Sturm-Liouville theory. Separation of variables for PDEs. Laplace's equation and Poisson's equation.|
|Prerequisites||Math 20D and either 20F or Math 31AH, or consent of instructor.|
|Textbook||W. A. Strauss, Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2007. (Note: We will cover most of chapters 1 - 6.)|
|Syllabus||Click here to see a tentative schedule of lectures and topics.|
|Lectures||2:00 pm am - 2:50 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Pepper Canyon Hall 121.|
|Instructor||Professor Bo Li. Office: AP&M 5723. Phone: (805) 534-6932. Email: email@example.com. Office hours: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays.|
A01, 12:00 noon - 12:50 pm, Thursdays, AP&M 5402.
A02, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Thursdays, AP&M 5402.
|Teaching Assistant||Mr. Ali Behzadan. Office: AP&M 5748. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mondays and 12:00 - 2:00 Fridays.|
Homework will be assigned, collected, and partially graded regularly.
Unless otherwise instructed, each homework is due in homework dropbox by
4:00 pm of Friday, a week after its assigned.
One homework assignment with the lowest score will be dropped.
Note: no late homework will be accepted unless a written verification of a valid excuse (such as hospitalization, family emergency, religious observance, court appearance, etc.) is provided.
Note: homework solutions are posted here.
There will be two midterm and one final, close-book and close-note exams.
No calculators will be allowed in these exams. The final exam will be cumulative.
Midterm Exam 1: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm, Friday, January 31, 2014. Pepper Canyon Hall 121.
Midterm Exam 2: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm, Friday, February 28, 2014. Pepper Canyon Hall 121.
Final Exam: 3:00 pm - 5:59 pm, Monday, March 17, 2014. Place: to be announced.
Note: neither rescheduled nor make-up exams will be allowed unless a written verification of a valid excuse (such as hospitalization, family emergency, religious observance, court appearance, etc.) is provided.
|Grading||The final course grade will be determined based on the homework and exams with the weights: homework - 10%, midterm exam 1 - 25%, midterm exam 2 - 25%, and the final exam - 40%. The final course grades will be curved.|