Math 220/CME 303 Homepage, Autumn 2015
Partial Differential Equations of Applied Mathematics
E-mail: andras "at" math.stanford.edu
Office hours: Tentative office hours: TBA
Class location: TTh 1:30-2:50pm, Room 380-380C.
Course assistant: Carlos Sing-Long.
E-mail: casinglo "at" stanford.edu
Office hours: TBA
Textbook: due to the availability of lecture notes, the following are
Strauss' `Partial Differential Equations: An introduction' covers most
topics, but the course
is at a higher level, especially regarding first order PDE's, which is
the first major topic covered, as well as distributions and the Fourier
Evans' `Partial Differential Equations' is
a more advanced text, and it covers course topics not dealt with in Strauss'
Pinchover and Rubinstein's `An introduction to partial differential
equations'. This is a fairly good match for the level of difficulty of
the course, though does not necessarily cover the same topics/the same way.
All of these, as well as John's `Partial Differential Equations'
will be on reserve at the Math library.
The running syllabus is here.
Grading policy: The grade will be based on the weekly homework (25%),
on the in-class midterm exam (30%) and on the in-class (i.e. not
take-home, to take place during finals week, as designated by the
final exam (45%).
The homework will be due in class or in the instructor's mailbox by 9pm
on the designated day, which will usually (but not always)
be Thursdays. You are
allowed to discuss the homework with others in the class,
but you must write up your
homework solution by yourself. Thus, you should understand the solution,
and be able to reproduce it yourself. This ensures that, apart from
satisfying a requirement for this class, you can solve the similar
problems that are likely to arise on the exams.
The registrar has now confirmed that the final exam will be on Monday,
December 7, 3:30-6:30pm.
Below are preliminary versions of the lecture notes, from the version
taught in 2012. A more complete version, which will be published some
time later during the year, will be available in hard copy.