Partial Differential Equations
Lecturer: A. D. Stauffer
Lectures: MWF ; 203 FC
Office Hours: MWR or by appointment
Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
Nakhle Asmar (Prentice Hall)
Some of the assignments will involve MAPLE programs. No previous knowledge is necessary.
1. Fourier Series (Chapter 2)
2. PDEs in Rectangular Co-ordinates (Chapter 3)
3. Orthogonal Curvilinear Co-ordinate Systems (Chapter 4 plus additional material)
4. PDEs in Polar and Rectangular Co-ordinates (Chapter 4)
5. PDEs in Spherical Co-ordinates (Chapter 5)
6. Sturm-Liouville Theory (Chapter 6, sections 1 and 2)
7. Special Functions (Chapter 11, section 4 if time permits)
Two term tests
40% (20% each)
The term tests will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Please let me know if these dates will cause problems for you.
Makeup tests will not be given. If you miss a test for a valid reason your mark will be calculated on the remaining work in the course.
Course information will be mounted on my website. In particular, assignments, solutions to assignments and tests and copies of previous tests and assignments will be posted there.
The last day to withdraw from this course without receiving a grade is
Friday, Nov. 7.
Students should get a computer account for ACADLABS or AML – Arts/Advanced Multimedi Labs through PASSPORT YORK (maya.yorku.ca). This will allow you to access MAPLE via ACADLABS in the Jupiter Lab (226 Petrie) or PSII or via AML in the Gauss Lab (S110 Ross). If you have any problems with regard to obtaining or accessing a computer account, please contact me.
Please note that the assignments must be entirely your own work. Any collaboration or copying will be treated as a case of academic dishonesty and pursued according to faculty regulations.