Math 619, Spring 2017

This class meets MWF 12:05-12:55 PM in Van Vleck B211.


My office hours are Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM, Fridays 1-2 PM, and by appointment in 315 Van Vleck Hall.


A copy of the first-day handout is available here.

Lecture notes will be available here, and updated approximately once a week. Attendance in lecture is strongly encouraged to stay on top of the material:

  • Week 1
  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • Week 5
  • Week 6
  • Week 7
  • Week 8
  • Week 9
  • Week 10
  • Week 11
  • Week 12
  • Week 13
  • Week 14


    A (tentative) outline of the major topics covered in this course:
  • Heat Equation
  • Laplace's Equation
  • Wave Equation
  • Separation of Variables and Fourier Series
  • Method of Characteristics, Conservation Laws, and Shocks
  • Traveling Wave Solutions

  • Homework:

  • Homework 1 (due 1/30)
  • Homework 2 (due 2/6)
  • Homework 3 (due 2/13)
  • Homework 4 (due 2/20)
  • Suggested Problems 1 (no due date)
  • Homework 5 (due 3/6)
  • Homework 6 (Updated) (due 3/17)
  • Homework 8 (due 4/3)
  • Suggested Problems 2 (no due date)
  • Homework 9 (due 4/17)
  • Homework 10 (due 4/24)
  • Homework 11 (due 5/1)