MATH423 / CAAM423 Partial Differential Equations I Fall 2015

Course Information

Instructor Dr. Changhui Tan
Lectures Tu Th 9:25am - 10:40am, at HBH 227
Office HBH 328
Office Hours Tu Th 10:40am - 11:40pm, or by appointment
Teaching Assistants Andy Huang, at HBH 45.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at HBH 14.
TA Office Hours M W 3pm - 4pm, at either HBH 45 or HBH 14.
Textbooks (Required) Lawrence C. Evans, Partial Differential Equations. (ISBN: 978-0821849743)
References Fritz John, Partial Differential Equations. (ISBN: 978-0387906096)
  Walter A. Strauss, Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction. (ISBN: 978-0470054567)

 

Course Description

  • The official course description on MATH/CAAM 423.
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Homework Assignments

  • Homework assignments will be assigned and collected each week. The tentative due date is on Tuesday in class.
  • The homework is not pledged. You are encouraged to discuss the problems. However each student is responsible for the final preparation of his/her own homework papers.
  • Last update: 11/24, Homework 13 is available, due on Thursday 12/3 in class.
Homework # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Due 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/15
Download [H1] [H2] [H3] [H4] [H5] [H6] [H7]
Homework # 8 9 10 11 12 13  
Due 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/3  
Download [H8] [H9] [H10] [H11] [H12] [H13]  

 

Exams

  • There will be one midterm exam and one final exam (at the end of semester).
  • Midterm is now available. You can download the exam HERE. It is a 2-hour exam with a total of 110 points. You can also choose to finish it in 3 hours. If so, 10 Points will be deducted, and the total will be 100 points. You can use the textbook, your own lecture notes and your own homework assignments during the exam. Other communications and helps are not allowed. You should spend no more than 2 consecutive hours on the exam.
  • The solution for midterm exam is avaiable HERE.
  • Final exam is now available. You can download the exam HERE. It is a 3-hour exam with a total of 110 points. You can also choose to finish it in 4 hours. If so, 10 Points will be deducted, and the total will be 100 points. You can use the textbook, your own lecture notes and your own homework assignments during the exam. Other communications and helps are not allowed. You should spend no more than 3 (or 4) consecutive hours on the exam. Please submit your exam to my office on Monday December 7th, between 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm.
  • The solution for final exam is avaiable HERE.
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  • Exams are under honor code. Be sure and hand in all the work you do on each problem. Good luck! 

 

Grades

  • Your grade are distributed as below:
  • Homeworks » 40%
    Midterm exam » 25%
    Final exam » 35%

 

Contact Information

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