Syllabus:

Math 1470 is our basic undergraduate course in PDEs including:

- Applications in which they arise
- Theory of the Equations
- Solution techniques for the Equations, such as separation of variables and simple numerical methods.

Math 1470, CRN 26553 Lecture: MWF 2:00-2:50
Benedum 523

**Instructor:** W. Layton

Office Hours MWF 11:00 - 12:00, Thackeray
603

Phone: (412) 624-8312 E-mail: W J L at P I T
T
dot E D U

http://www.math.pitt.edu/~wjl

**Course materials**

Textbook: An Introduction to Partial ifferential
Equations with MATLAB, by J M Cooper

Any programming language can be used for
the computational asignments.

MATLAB is taught in the text; the author
of our book includes already written MATLAB programs for
assignments.

**Content:**

This is flexible. Current plans are:

1. Preliminaries

2.First Order Equations: Convection

3. Diffusion Equations

4. Multi-Physics: The Convection Diffusion
Equation

5.The Wave Equation

6. The Poisson Equation

7. The Navier-Stokes Equations

**About MATLAB**

If you don't yet know MATLAB, START READING THE TEXT
and do the introductory MATLAB laboratories developed by Dr.
M. Sussman:

especially Labs
1 and
2.http://www.math.pitt.edu/~sussmanm/2070Fall04/math2070.html

For more information you ccan check:

Matlab
Primer:http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~demmel/ma221/primer4_0_1.ps.gz

Matlab Tutorial:

Postscript;http://www.math.mtu.edu/~msgocken/intro/intro.ps

HTMLhttp://www.math.mtu.edu/~msgocken/intro/intro.html

**Course Grades:**

Course Grade = (Exam1 + Exam2 + Exam3 + FINAL +
HomeworkAverage)/
5

The scale is 90=100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D
0-59=F.

Make Up Exams- will **NOT **be given. Notify me
**BEFORE**
the exam if you cannot be there for a reason which is: