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Partial Differential Equations. I
MATH/AMSC 673, Fall 2012
- Lectures : Tuesday-Thursday 12:30-1:45, ITV Building 045 room 1111
- Instructor : Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin
- Contact information, Phone : 301 405 5122,
Office : 2307 in Math. Bldg and 4117 in Cscamm, e-mail : email@example.com
- Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10:30-12:00
- Textbook: Lawrence C. Evans, Partial Differential Equations (Graduate Studies in Mathematics, V. 19), AMS
- Material: A more complete description of the material covered week by week and assignmnents can be found at the address http://www2.cscamm.umd.edu/~jabin/Schedule_673.html
- Homework: There will be several homework assignments and/or projects..
- Examination: 1 midterm and a final exam.
- Grades: 40% for the homework, 30% for the midterm and 30% for the final exam. Letter grades will be based on the
at the end of the semester, according to the following scheme: 90%-A;
80%-B; 70%-C; 50%-D; less than 50%-F.
- Disabilities : Please inform me as soon as possible if
you need accommodations because of a disability.
- Communication : Informations about the course
will be given during class and through this web page. In specific cases (unexpected class
cancellations), students will be contacted by e-mail.
- Academic integrity : The University of Maryland,
College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity,
administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for
academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate
students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these
standards for this course. It is very important for you to be aware of
the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and
plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity or
the Student Honor Council, please visit www.shc.umd.edu. To further
exhibit your commitment to academic integrity, remember to sign the
Honor Pledge on all examinations and assignments: "I pledge on my honor
that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this
- Some examples about academic integrity : It is
all right for students to discuss between them about the homework
assignments. It is similarly permitted to look for tips
on the internet, from other students or other resources. It is wrong to
simply copy the solution to a homework exercise from any student, a
book, a web page or any other source.
Course Description (Preliminary)
This class will give an overview of the main types
of Partial Differential Equations and some of the classical methods to
analyse them. The corresponding PDE's are motivated by important
applications to Physics and Biology. The material covered corresponds
to the first 4 chapters of Evans' book. We will start by the main
We will then proceed to Nonlinear first-order PDE
and to some representation formulas. Every equation will be physically
motivated and derived.
- Transport equations
- Laplace's equation (analysis of boundary value problems)
- Heat and Wave equations (initial value problems)