Math 438: Partial Differential Equations II
Winter Term 20002001
by Dr. Ming Mei
BASIC INFORMATIONS:

Office:
CAB 605

Office Hours: TR 14:0015:00 or by appointment or just stop by.

Phone:
4924579

EMail: mei@math.ualberta.ca

Web Page: www.math.ualberta.ca/~mei/math438.html
 Text Book: Partial Differential Equations of Applied Mathematics,
Erich Zauderer, WileyInterscience.
 Time and Place: TR 11:0012:20, CAB 373
EXAMINATION POLICY:

The Midterm will be in class on Tuesday, Febrary 27, 2001
in class. If a student has an acceptable excuse for missing the
midterm, the weight of the midterm will be transferred to the final.
There
will be no deferred midterm.

The Final Examination will be in CAB on the scheduled date and time
(Tuesday, April 21, 2001 from 9:00  11:00am). For those
eligible, the deferred final will be given on Saturday,
May 26, 2001 in CAB 243 from 9:00  11:00am.
HOMEWORK:
There will be halfmonthly (twoweekly) assignments to be handed out on
Tuseday in classroom. Late assignments are not graded.
GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The principal purpose of this
course is to provide an intermediate level discussion of partial
differential equations. It is assumed that the student has mastered the
material in Mathematics 436 or its equivalent.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Basically, the course covers Chapter
5 through to Chapter 7 in Zauderer. Namely, we are going to study
the transforms (Fourier, Hankel and Laplace) and asymptotic approximation;
discontinuous solutions, point source and fundamental solutions;
and eigenfanctions and Green's functions. Of particular note we are interested
in developing an introduction to nonlinear pdes.
GRADING:
Assignments (20%), Midterm (30%) and Final Examination (50%).