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Math 322 Applied Mathematical Analysis II: Fall 2018

Lecture Room: 115 Van Hise
Lecture Time: 11:00–12:15 TuTh
Lecturer: Jean-Luc Thiffeault
Office: 503 Van Vleck
Email: jeanluc@[domainname],
where [domainname] is math point wisc point edu
Office Hours: Tue 12:15–13:00, Thu 8:30–9:15


See the official syllabus.


The textbook for the class is Applied Partial Differential Equations by Richard Haberman.

The current edition is the Fifth, but you can use earlier editions if you find them for cheaper. (Earlier edition might be missing a bit of material, so you can use the copy on reserve in the library for reference in those cases.)


Math 319 and 321.


Every two weeks or so I will assign homework from the textbook (or other sources) and post it here. The homework will be due in class about two weeks later.

homework due date problems
1 09/25 1.2: 3,5; 1.3: 1,2; 1.4: 1(bceg),2,5,10; 1.5: 1,3,5,12,18,19,22,23.

Course Policy and Grading

There will be a midterm exam and a cumulative final exam. The final grade will be computed according to:

Midterm exam30%
Final exam35%

Exam Dates

The midterm exam will be given in class on the date below.

Midterm exam Tue Oct 30, 2018 at 11:00–12:15(in class)
Final exam Wed Dec 19, 2018 at 12:25–14:25(room TBA)


We'll use Canvas discussions about the class and related topics. Feel free to post questions and answers there about homeworks and exams, logistics, or relevant interesting things you found on the web.

Schedule of Topics

Note: there is not necessarily a one-to-one correspondence between lectures numbers and dates.

lecture date(s) sections topic
1 09/06 1.1–1.2 Heat equation
2 09/11 1.3–1.4 Boundary conditions; Equilibrium distribution
3 09/13 1.5 Higher dimensions
4 09/18 2.1–2.3 Linearity; Separation of vatiables
5 09/20 2.3 Separation of variables (cont'd)