MATH423 / CAAM423 Partial Differential Equations I Fall 2017

Course Information

Instructor Dr. Changhui Tan
Lectures Tu Th 9:25am - 10:40am, at HBH 227
Office HBH 426
Office Hours Th 11:00am - 12:00pm, or by appointment
Teaching Assistants Chao Li
TA Office Hours M 2:30pm - 3:30pm, at HBH 36
Textbooks 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 423 / CAAM 423 / MATH 513 / CAAM 523.
  • List of Topics:


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: 10/19, minor changes and remarks are added to Homework 5. It is due on Tuesday 10/24 in class.
Homework # 1 2 3 4 5 6
Due 9/5 9/19 10/3 10/17 10/24 10/31
Download [H1] [H2] [H3] [H4] [H5] [H6]



  • There will be one final take-home exam at the end of the semester. For MATH423/CAAM423 student, the exam will take 3 hours. For MATH513/CAAM523 students, the exam will take 4 hours. You may use the textbook or notes, but no other help.
  • Exams are under the honor code. Be sure and hand in all the work you do on each problem. Good luck! 



  • Your grade are distributed as below:
  • Homeworks » 60%
    Final exam » 40%


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