Revised December 9, 2011

Make-up lectures will be
Wednesday, November 30 from 9 until 10 in 1026 Black Engineering. (This may end
up being 9 until 9:50.)

The final exam has been
corrected.

Gary M. Lieberman

office: Carver 422

office hours: Monday 9:00-9:50 and 2:10-3:00; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00-9:50 Click here for modifications to
this schedule.

telephone: 294-8136

email: lieb@iastate.edu

More information: homepage

· The textbook for this course is *Partial
Differential Equations *(first or second edition) by Lawrence C. Evans.

· The course will be graded based on
homework and the final exam. Homework is worth 250 points and the final is
worth 150 points for a total of 400 points. Grades will be based on your total
points. Approximate cut-offs are 90% (360 points) = A, 80% (320 points) = B,
70% (280 points) = C, 55% (220 points) = D. Adjustments to this scale (such as plus/minus
grades) will be made at the instructor's discretion.

·
The final exam will be in the regular class room with the date and
time to be announced.

·
See the bottom of this page for further information on homework,
including a link to the assignments.

· There is a syllabus at the bottom of
this page.

· Late homework assignments will be graded
when I have time but there is no penalty for late homework.

·Homework should
be done in TeX, which is a mark-up language for creating typeset
mathematics. It will eventually be
discussed in the seminar for first-year mathematics graduate students, but you
can get a general idea of how it works by looking at the “Short
Course” at

http://ctan.math.utah.edu/ctan/tex-archive/info/examples/Math_into_LaTeX-4/Short_Course.pdf

(Warning: this link gives a 183-page document.) Although it is possible to create the
source course for a TeX file in any word processor (just save it in ASCII
format and give it an extension of .tex), it is convenient to use a dedicated
word processing program for TeX (for example, Winedt for Windows, available at winedt.com, and Texshop for Mac OS, available at pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop)
which also connects directly to a Tex processing program (for example MikTex
for Windows, available at http://www.miktex.org,
and LiveTex for Mac OS, available at pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop). All these programs are free (although
Winedt will nag you to buy the program) and I use them. If you have any questions about TeX, ask
me. I have included a template for homework solutions which has some
important formatting included. To see how TeX works briefly, here are the TeX file and the processed PDF file
for a homework solution from my Math 519 course four years ago. There will be a penalty for homework
turned in after October 1 which is not done in TeX.

· Here is a link
to a list of numbered theorems, etc., from class.

· Here is a link
to the take-home final exam, now in corrected form.

[Subject to change]

Chapter Dates

1
August 23 – August 25

2 August 30 – September
15

3 September 20 – October
11

4 October 13 – 27

5 November 1 - 17

THANKSGIVING BREAK No class November 24-28

Final exam time: Tuesday, December 13, 12 noon to
2 pm

Other topics as time permits

Any homework handed in after September 13 must be typed up in LaTex. Further details will be available soon.