## MATH 520 Methods of Applied Mathematics Spring 2014

TIME:
MWF 2:10-3:00PM
PLACE: 98 Carver

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. P. SACKS
OFFICE: 436 Carver

TELEPHONE:
294--8143
EMAIL: psacks@iastate.edu

Class URL: www.public.iastate.edu/~psacks/classes/m520/math520.html

OFFICE HOURS: Monday and Friday 11-12, Wednesday 1-2, Tuesday and Thursday 2-3, or by appointment

TEXTBOOK: *Applied Analysis *by J. K. Hunter and B. Nachtergaele

COURSE CONTENT: Topics from Chapters 5,8,9,10,12 and
13 in text

- Linear operator theory
- Spectral theory of differential and integral
operators
- Green's functions and boundary value problems
- Weak solutions of partial differential equations
and variational methods
- Calculus in Banach spaces and applications

COURSE GRADING POLICIES:
Homework assignments.........................50% of grade

Midterm exam...................................... 20% of grade

Final examination...................................30% of grade

Homework assignments will be given about
once a week and due about a week later.
Discussion of homework problems with other students is encouraged, but what
is handed in should
be your own work. I am often willing to talk with you and give hints about
the assignments before
they are due.

CLICK HERE FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

CLICK HERE FOR RECOMMENDED READING IN THE TEXT

OTHER REFERENCES:

- Theory of Linear Operators in Hilbert Space, Volume 1, by N. I. Akhiezer and I.M. Glazman
- Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations, by H. Brezis
*Functional Analysis* by P. Lax- Functional Analysis by F. Riesz and B. Sz.-Nagy

*Green's Functions and Boundary Value Problems* by I. Stakgold

If
a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires
accommodations, he/she should contact the Disability Resources (DR)
office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. DR is
located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076;
their phone is 515-294-7220.