Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Math 820: Partial Differential Equations

Instructor. Chanwoo Kim, van vleck hall 717. (Spring 2019)

Prerequisites. This course is a sequel to math 819 (Fall), graduate PDE.  However, any student with an interest in PDE and a background in analysis (math 721, and some familiarity with Sobolev spaces) should be able to follow the course.

Topics. The first third of the semester will cover Linear Evolution Equations, following chapter 7 from Evans’ textbook. Following that, we will study a number of examples of nonlinear evolution equations, in particular

  • Hyperbolic conservation laws.
  • Nonlinear wave equation

Homework. There will be short homework assignments every other week.

Textbook. L.C.Evans, Partial Differential Equations, 2nd edition, AMS monographs. Book website

                 J. Smoller, Shock Waves and Reaction-Diffusion Equations (reference)



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