TuTh 1:30 - 2:45 pm; Room: POE 517.

Web page: http://www4.ncsu.edu/eos/users/s/shearer/www/ma401_2013.html

Office Hours: Mondays, 3:00-3:30 p.m., and by appointment.

Book: Partial Differential Equations with Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems,2nd edition. Author: Nakhle Asmar

1. Weekly Homework Assignments (10% of final grade)

2. Two in-class exams (25% each).

Tentative Dates: Tuesday, February 26th; Thursday, April 17th.

3. Final exam (40%): Tuesday, May 7th, 1-4 p.m.

Syllabus:

MAPLE programs: download from MAC by control-click

Introduction

Sturm-Liouville Problems

Fourier Series

Maple code for Fourier series

Convergence of Fourier Series

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

Separation of Variables

One-dimensional Wave Equation:

MAPLE code for initial boundary value problems

One-dimensional Heat Equation

Higher Dimensional Equations and Laplace’s Equation

MAPLE code for 2-dim wave equation.

MAPLE code for Bessel functions

ODEs: power series solutions

PDEs in Polar Coordinates

PDEs in Spherical Coordinates

1. I encourage you to discuss homework with other students, or with me during office hours. You should be aware that the homework is intended for you to learn from the course; working on homework at least in part on your own will help you master the material, keep up with the course and prepare for tests. Homework will be graded on a scale of 1-10. Points will be awarded for amount of homework attempted; selected problems will be graded in detail.

2. I expect you to read sections of the book around the time of lectures and homework from those sections. The book has additional examples and discussion that you will find helpful. Some test questions may resemble examples from the book.

3. You are expected to attend all classes on time. Classroom discussion and questions in class help clarify issues in this course, so please feel free to participate by asking questions.

4. Arriving late for a class or leaving early is very disruptive of class. If you need to leave early, please let me know at the beginning of class, and sit near the door so you can slip out quietly.

5. If you are unavoidably absent from a test, a score for that test will be assessed at the end of the semester, based on your performance in homework, the other tests, and on the final, with an emphasis on the material of the missed test. Attendance regulations can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/policies/academic_affairs/courses_undergrad/REG02.20.3.php

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653. For more information on NC State's policy on working with students with disabilities, please see the Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Regulation (REG02.20.1)

There are no pass through charges for this course, such as field trip costs.

Statement on laboratory safety or risk assumption in courses requiring physical activity or field trips: None