Math 385, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations. Separation of variables methods for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations. Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville theory, Bessel functions, and spherical harmonics.
Applied Partial Differential Equations with Fourier series and boundary value problems (5th edition), by Richard Haberman .
|1||Aug. 26-30||DiffyQ review||1.1-1.4|
|6||Sept. 30 - Oct. 4||2.5.2, 3.1-3.2||3.1-3.3|
|7||Oct. 7-11||3.3,review||Exam 1|
|10||Oct. 28 - Nov. 1||12.1-12.5||5.1-5.3|
|13||Nov. 18-22||7.3,review||Exam 2|
|17||Dec. 16-20||final exams||semester ends|
Course grades will be determined from student performance on quizes and exams. There will be weekly quizzes, two in class exams, and a final exam. The weekly quizes will be given at the end of class on Thursday. The in class exams are indicated on the syllabus above, but could be moved to different dates with advanced notice. Each of the exams will test only the material covered since the previous exam. The final exam will be a cummulative exam, but with emphasis on the material covered after the second exam. All quizes and exams will be written by the instructor and consist of problems similar to the suggested homework problems assigned throughout the semester. The exams will be weighted as follows:
|Exam 1||100 points|
|Exam 2||100 points|
|Final Exam||150 points|
The weighting of the quizzes may vary between 15 and 30 points depending on the length of the quiz, which will normally be 15 minutes.
The final course grades will be determined by the percent of points earned out of the total number of points. A straight scale will be used so that A's, B's and C's correspond to the percent ranges 100-90, 90-80 and 80-70 respectively. At the discretion of the instructor these percentage cut-offs may be lowered to allow for "curving" of course grades. However they will not be raised for any reason, and in this sense are guaranteed grade ranges. Plus/minus grading will be used.
Homework will be assigned on a daily basis and should be done before the next class. Althought typically not collected, these homework assignments are an essential part of the course for learning and understanding the course material. They should be thought of as required for success in the course.
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