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.
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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: 11/18, Homework 9 is available. It is due on Tuesday 11/28 in class.
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  • A final take-home exam will be given at the end of the semester. For MATH423/CAAM423 student, the exam will take 200 minutes. For MATH513/CAAM523 students, the exam will take 4 hours. 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 200 consecutive minutes (or 4 consecutive hours) on the exam. Please submit your exam to my office on Wednesday December 13th, between 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm.
  • Exams are under the honor code. Be sure and hand in all the work you do on each problem. Good luck! 
  • Last update: 12/14, the solution of the final exam is available.
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  • Your grade are distributed as below:
  • Homeworks » 60%
    Final exam » 40%


Contact Information

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