Partial Differential Equations

Spring Semester 1999
MATH 467.01 (3 credits), M W F, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Wickersham 109
Textbook:
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 6th edition, William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Prerequisites:
A grade of C- or better in MATH 365 (Ordinary Differential Equations) is a prerequisite for this course.
Instructor:
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 9AM-10AM (MTu_ThF), 1PM-2PM (W), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Much of the material presented in class supplements the textbook, therefore it is very important for students to be in class every day. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (tests and/or homework assignments) prior to the absence. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. Tests should be made up within one week of their scheduled date. No final exam exemptions.
Homework:
Students are expected to do their homework and participate in class. Homework problems will be collected frequently and graded. Included in the category of homework will be a course project on a topic from PDEs. The project will have a written component (a paper) which you will hand in to me. There will also be a public presentation to other interested students during Math Awareness Week (during April 1999).
Tests:
A mid-semester test (Friday, March 19, 1999) and a final exam (Tuesday, May 11, 1999, 2:45PM-4:45PM).

If you feel that an error was made in the grading of a test or homework assignment, you should explain the error on a separate sheet of paper and return both it and the test to me within three class periods after the test or homework is returned to you.

Grades:
Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Midterm 1/3
Exam 1/3
Homework 1/3

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F

Course Contents

Topics covered in this course will include the following. The material will be presented in a logical order, though not necessarily in the order shown below. Other topics will be added as time and interests allow.


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