
Sergey A. Dyachenko
sergeydy at buffalo.edu

Introduces partial differential equations, emphasizing the wave, diffusion and potential (Laplace) equations.
Focuses on understanding the physical meaning and mathematical properties of solutions of partial differential equations.
Includes fundamental solutions and transform methods for problems on the line, as well as separation of variables using
orthogonal series for problems in regions with boundary. Covers convergence of Fourier series in detail.

MW 2:003:20
150 Math Bldg

MW 4:00  5:00 pm at Math Bldg 312
and by appointment

Walter A. Strauss, Partial Differential Equations, An Introduction, Second edition

Home Work

Exam 1: Wednesday, Sep 27
Review Problems
Exam 2: Wednesday, Nov 8
Review Problems
Exam 3: Monday, Dec 11
Review for Final


A overall grade (AF) for the class is accumulated from the scores of homeworks,
the 2 midterm exams and the final exam. The grade for the class is assigned at the end of the
semester after the Final exam is graded, however you are welcome to email me with questions
about your current grade at any time during the semester to see how well you are doing.
All missing work (HWs/Exams) is awarded zero points, so be sure to turnin on time. The written work is
expected to be neat: illegible work will not be graded.
Answers to problems without supporting work or solution will receive no credit.

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Homework should be turned in by 5pm on the due date. All homework must be stapled.
One lowest HW score is dropped. You are encouraged to cooperate while doing homework,
but you are expected to complete the homework on your own and to write the solutions
in your own words, and not contain pieces taken verbatim from elsewhere.
HWs that look too much alike will not be counted. No late homework will be accepted.


No makeup exam will be given unless you contact me in advance with written authorization
from university to miss exam (illness, family emergency, active participation in athletic
events).


If you have 3 unexcused absences you may be dropped from the class. However, it is your
responsibility to drop the course if you decide to stop attending classes.
If you don't, you may receive an F for the class.

