Fall 2022 - MATH 718 G100

Partial Differential Equations (3)

Class Number: 4139

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    WMC 2830, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

First-order linear equations, the method of characteristics. The wave equation. Harmonic functions, the maximum principle, Green's functions. The heat equation. Distributions and transforms. Higher dimensional eigenvalue problems. An introduction to nonlinear equations. Burgers' equation and shock waves. Students may not take a 700-division course if it is being offered in conjunction with a 400-division course which they have taken previously.

COURSE DETAILS:

Note: this is a cross-listed course with MATH 418. Students enrolled in the graduate level MATH 718 of this cross-listed course will be assigned extra questions in the homework and will receive more questions in the exams.

Grading

  • Homework (10 assignments weighted equally) 30%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Final 50%

NOTES:

MATH 718 classes start in week 1 of the semester.

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks. Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.

REQUIREMENTS:

 

This course is delivered in person, on campus. Should public health guidelines recommend limits on in person gatherings, this course may include virtual meetings. As such, all students are recommended to have access to strong and reliable internet, the ability to scan documents (a phone app is acceptable) and access to a webcam and microphone (embedded in a computer is sufficient). 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Partial Differential Equations: A First Course
Rustum Choksi
American Mathematical Society, 2022

The AMS offers both a hard copy and an electronic textbook from the AMS Bookstore: https://bookstore.ams.org/amstext-54/.
 
Note that members of the AMS receive a discount on texts - see the AMS website for more information: https://www.ams.org/membership.

Also note that AMS members may choose 1 free electronic book from the AMS Bookstore annually and that this textbook is eligible for this current promotion. Consult the AMS website for complete details.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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