534H Spring 2015

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
(archived course page from Spring 2015)

Lectures: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm at LGRT 177.

Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am-10:00 am.

Textbook: There is no mandatory textbook for the class (see below for some class notes). Excerpts from several books will be used throughout the semester and will be distributed in class.

However, books to consider as additional references are: Partial Differential Equations in Action by Sandro Salsa, Partial Differential Equations by L.C. Evans and Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction by Walter Strauss.

Grading scheme:

Homeworks 1 through 5: 10%
Homeworks 6 through 10: 20%
Midterm: 25%. Midterm Solutions.
Short project: 5%
Final (Date TBA): 40%


Homework 1. Due Tuesday January 27th.
Homework 2. Due Thursday February 12th. Solutions.
Homework 3. Due Thursday February 26th. Solutions.
Homework 4. Due Thursday April 2nd.
Homework 5. Due Tuesday April 14th.

Class Notes

Lecture Notes 1.
Lecture Notes 2.