Introduction to partial differential equations and to numerical analysis for partial differential equations.

**Topics covered:**

Prerequisites: | Mathematics 449 or permission of the instructor. |
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Time and Location: | MWF 3:00-4:00pm -- Cupples I Rm 216 |

Textbook: |
Introduction to partial differential equations with MATLAB. Jeffrey Cooper (1998) (Birkhauser) ISBN 0-8176-3967-5, 3-7643-3967-5 |

Instructor: | Prof. Stanley Sawyer -- Cupples I, Room 107 Phone: (314) 935-6703 -- Send an email |

Office Hours: |
MW 6:00-7:00pm
Office: Cupples I Rm 107(Warn me in advance if you are coming -- other times are OK by appointment) |

TAKE-HOME FINAL: | Due by Monday May 4 at 4:30 pm Cupples I Rm 100 or Rm 107 |

Links: |
Homework AssignmentsExample MATLAB programsUSEFUL COMMENTS for using MATLABStanley Sawyer's home pageMathematics Department Home PageWashington University Home Page |

SEE BELOW for some optional but useful references.

**Homework Sets, Exams, and Grades:**

There will be around five homework sets, an in-class midterm, and a final.
Grades will be based on on the homework sets (around 40%), the midterm
(around 20%), and the final (around 40%). Cr means D or better if you
elect ``Credit/No Credit.''

**Collaboration:**

Collaboration on homework is allowed and can be helpful (and fun).
However, you must (i) write the names of the people that you
collaborated with at the top of your homework and (ii) write up your
homework in your own words.

** Warning:**

Make a copy of each homework before you hand it in!!

It may not be returned before you need to refer to it for the next
homework (or for the next test).

**NOTE:** If you use a computer to do a homework problem,
then hand in (in the following order):

(i) your answers to the homework problems, with references to page
numbers in part (iii) if your answer depends on your computer
output and the output has more than one or two pages,

(ii) the source code for the computer program or programs that you used in
part (i), and

(iii) the computer output on which you based your answers in
part (i), with hand-written (or other) page numbers that
you can use in part (i).

**REFERENCES:**

**A Useful Introduction/Reference Manual for MATLAB:**

MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications

Amos Gilat (2008) (Wiley)

**Scientific Programming:**

Numerical Recipes: the Art of Scientific Computing, 3rd edition

W. Press, S. Teukolsky, W. Vetterling, and B. Flannery (2007) (Cambridge
University Press)

**Click here for Stanley Sawyer's home page:**

Last modified April 29, 2009