E3102 Handout

Handout for APMA E3102

World Wide Web: http://www.columbia.edu/~gb2030

Instructor: Guillaume Bal

  • Office: Mudd 206
  • Office Hours: W 2:00-4:00 + by appointment
  • Office Phone: (212) 854 4731
  • e-mail: gb2030@columbia.edu
  • Class meeting: Tu. Th. 11:00-12:15 in 633 Mudd Building

  • Course Structure:

  • Textbook: R. Haberman, "Applied Partial Differential Equations; 4th Edition".
  • Syllabus:
  • Before the break:
    Introduction to PDE's. Solutions by the method of separation of variables. Fourier Series. Laplace and wave equation. Sturm Liouville eigenvalue problem and variational formulations.
    Textbook: Chapters 1-5 roughly.
  • After the break:
    Initial value problems in 2D and 3D. Non-homogeneous PDE's and Green's functions. If time permits: First-order equations and the method of characteristics.
    Textbook: Chapters 7-9 and possibly 12.
  • Grading:

  • There will be a homework due every Thursday and a (take-home) quiz due every other Thursday. There will be one midterm.
  • Your final course grade will be determined by:
    Quizzes and Homeworks: 30% altogether; Midterm Exam: 30%; Final Exam: 40%
  • Exam schedule:

  • Midterm: Tuesday March 27, 2007 11:00-12:30 in 633 Mudd
  • Final exam: TBA.

  • Guillaume Bal