E3102 Handout
# Handout for APMA E3102

** World Wide Web: **
http://www.columbia.edu/~gb2030

### Instructor: *Guillaume Bal*

*Office:* Mudd 206
*Office Hours:* W 2:00-4:00 + by appointment
*Office Phone:* (212) 854 4731
*e-mail:*
gb2030@columbia.edu
*Class meeting: * Tu. Th. 11:00-12:15 in 633 Mudd Building

### Course Structure:

*Textbook:* R. Haberman, "Applied Partial Differential
Equations; 4th Edition".
Syllabus:
Before the break:

Introduction to PDE's. Solutions by the method of separation of
variables. Fourier Series. Laplace and wave equation. Sturm Liouville
eigenvalue problem and variational formulations.

Textbook: Chapters 1-5 roughly.
After the break:

Initial value problems in 2D and
3D. Non-homogeneous PDE's and Green's functions. If time permits:
First-order equations and the method of characteristics.

Textbook: Chapters 7-9 and possibly 12.
### Grading:

There will be a homework due every Thursday and a (take-home) quiz
due every other Thursday. There will be one midterm.
Your final course grade will be determined by:

*Quizzes and Homeworks*: 30% altogether;
*Midterm Exam*: 30%;
*Final Exam:* 40%
### Exam schedule:

Midterm: Tuesday March 27, 2007 11:00-12:30 in 633 Mudd
Final exam: TBA.

Guillaume Bal