GENERAL INFORMATION

 Prerequisites Calculus I, II, and III, and one semester of ordinary differential equations. Textbook Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction, by Walter Strauss, John Wiley & Sons, 1992. Note: tentatively, we will only cover the following Sections 1.1 - 1.4, 2.1 - 2.5, 4.1 - 4.3, 5.1 - 5.4, 6.1 - 6.3, 7.1 - 7.3, 10.1 - 10.4, 14.1 - 14.3. Lectures MWF 1:00 - 1:50, Math building 0101. Instructor Bo Li (Office hours: M 4:00 - 5:00, W 3:30 - 4:00; Office: Math building 4304; Phone: 301-405-5088; E-mail: bli@math.umd.edu). Grader Harry Himawan (E-mail: hhimawan@glue.umd.edu). Class web page http://www.math.umd.edu/~bli/teaching/math462s02/. Homework Assigned and graded regularly. The homework with 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 and approved by the instructor. Exams There will be one midterm and one final, close-book and close-note, and no-calculator exams. The final exam will be cumulative.     Midterm exam: 1:00 - 1:50, Friday, March 15, Math building 0101.     Final exam: 8:00 - 10:00, Tuesday, May 21, Math building 0101. 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 and approved by the instructor. Grading The final course grade will be determined based on the exams and homework with the following weights: final exam -- 50%, midterm exam -- 30%, and homework -- 20%. The final grade will be curved.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

1. Due Wednesday, February 6, 2002.
• Section 1.1: 3, 4, 6, 11, 12.
• Section 1.2: 1, 3, 6.

2. Due Friday, Monday 18, 2002.
• Section 1.3: 3, 5.
• Section 1.4: 1, 5.
• Section 1.6: 1, 2, 4.

3. Due Wednesday, February 27, 2002.
• Section 2.1: 1, 8, 9.
• Section 2.2: 2, 3, 5.
• Section 2.3: 1, 4.
• Section 2.4: 1, 3, 9, 15, 18.
• Section 2.5: 2(a).

4. Due Friday, March 15, 2002.
• Section 3.1: 2, 3.
• Section 3.2: 1, 5.
• Section 3.3: 1, 2.
• Section 3.4: 1, 2, 4.

5. Due Wednesday, April 10, 2002.
• Section 4.1: 4, 6.
• Section 4.2: 1, 2, 3.
• Section 4.3: 2, 3, 11, 14, 16.

6. Due Wednesday, May 1, 2002.
• Section 5.1: 4, 5, 9.
• Section 5.2: 3, 9.
• Section 5.3: 1, 3, 7, 12.
• Section 5.4: 6.
• Section 5.6: 1, 2, 5, 9.

7. This assignment will not be collected.
• Section 6.1: 2, 5, 6, 10, 11.
• Section 6.2: 3, 5.
• Section 6.3: 1, 2.