MTH 649   SYLLABUS

SPRING 2006

Instructor: Prof. C. O. Bloom

E-Mail: cobloom@acsu.buffalo.edu

Office: 314 Mathematics Building

Office Hours: Mon. 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Wed. 2:00 - 3:00 PM and by appointment

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Lectures: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-9:50 A.M., 215 NSC

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Text #1(Required):

Title: Partial Differential Equations (Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 19)

Author: Lawrence C. Evans

Publisher: American Mathematics Society (1998)

Text #2(Required):

Title: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications

Author: Zachmanoglou & Thoe

Publisher: Dover

From Text 1 selected Topics from the following list:

1. Introduction

Part I:

2. Four Important Linear PDE

3. Nonlinear First Order PDE                                                                                                                                                4. Other Ways to Represent Solutions

From Text 2 selected Topics from the following list:

Chapter 1- Sections: 1.1-1. 4

Chapter 2- Sections: 2.1-2.4

Chapter 3 -Sections: 3.1-3.4                                                                                                                                                      Chapter 6-Sections: 6.1-6.5

Chapter 7- Sections: 7.1-7.13

Chapter 8-Sections: 8.1-8.8                                                                                                                                             Chapter 9-Sections: 9.1-9.4

Chapter 10-Sections: 10.1-10.4

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1. Homework problems will be given regularly in class. They will also be posted on the website. The assignments will be collected and selected assignments will be graded.

2. There will be one midterm exam (tentative date: Monday, March 1), and one final exam (date TBA). Your course grade will be determined as follows: 25% homework + 25% midterm exam + 50% final exam
Letter grades (plus and minus) will be given.

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Tests

Date

Time and Location

Study Guide Test #1(Mid-term)

Study Guide Final Exam

Assigned Problem

Date Assigned

Text 1: Introduction, Sections 1-3                                                 Text 1: Appendix A.2-A.5                                            Text 2: Chap. 6, Sections 1-5

Text 1:

Text 2: 1.1-1.3, p.173

Text 2: 2.1-2.5, 2.7 pp. 178-9 Text 2: 3.2, 3.3, 3.5

1/18/06

Text 2:                                      Prob. 2.7, pp. 178-9.               Due 1/25/06(Wed.)

Text 1: Chap. 2, Section 2.1, 2.2              Text 1: Appendix C.1-C.3                                      Text 2: Chap. 7, Sections 1-4

Text 1:

Text 2: 1.1-1.3, p.173

Text 2: 2.1-2.5, 2.7 pp. 178-9                     Text 2: 3.2, 3.3, 3.5 p.186

1/23/06

Text 2: Prob.3.2, p. 186            Due 2/1/06

Text 1: Chap. 2, Section 2.1, 2.2             Text 1: Appendix C.1-C.3                                      Text 2: Chap. 7, Sections 5-7