Welcome to Math 1470: Partial Differential Equations!!

Syllabus:

Partial Diffferential Equations
Math 1470 is our basic undergraduate course in PDEs including:


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:

URGENT, NECESSARY and BEYOND YOUR CONTROL.