Information: MATH 512, Autumn 2004
Office: MW 456
Lecture: MWF 9:30-10:18, CL 0277
E.Kreyszig, 8th Ed.
Office Hours: MW 10:30-12
Class Website: www.math.ohio-state.edu/~heather/PDE512.html
Course Objectives: We will
discuss Fourier Series and Laplace Transforms and their use in solving
PDE's with boundary values. Emphasis is on problem solving skills
rather than theory. Time permissing we will also look at Fourier
Integrals and Transforms and their applications in solving PDE's.
255 or 415 or 556. It is important to be proficient in solving
linear systems of equations and quadratic equations, manipulations of
trigonometric functions, and solving ordinary differential equations by
means covered in M255 or M415.
Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly and
collected each Friday. The lowest homework score will be dropped.
Exams: There will be 3 in
class exams, dates of which will be announced in class. A
comprehensive final exam will be held on Wednesday, Dec 8, location
The grading scheme reflects a bit of my teaching
philosophy. True learning and mastery of material is an
internal process, not something anyone can give to you or do for
you. Homework and time spent reading (and rereading) and
digesting the material is essential to knowledge of the
material. So, the homework score has the same weight as any
Working in groups on homework sets can certainly be beneficial, however
do your final homework writeups in your own words, preferably
alone. If you attempt this and find you cannot in the end
do the sets on your own, take this not as a sign of defeat, but a mere
indication that there is still something that you need to learn in
order to really understand the material. Whether you seek help
from me, fellow classmates, or from rereading the text is up to you,
just don't give up! Often the only difference between the
students who score well and those who don't is a refusal to give up.