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.
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
(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]
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
Other topics as time permits
Any homework handed in after September 13 must be typed up in LaTex. Further details will be available soon.