Textbook:
Boundary Value Problems and Partial Differential Equations,
Fifth Edition,
by David L. Powers, Elsevier Academic Press, 2006.
Schedule: TuTh 9:5011:10 am, Physics P113.
Prerequisites: Grade C or higher in the following: MAT 203 or AMS 261; MAT 303 or AMS 361: working knowledge of calculus and ordinary differentail equations with ability to perform basic algebraic computations with elementary and trigonometric functions.
Instructor:
Leon Takhtajan, Math
Tower
5111,
Phone: 6328287, email: leontak@math.sunysb.edu
Office hours: Tu & Wed 45 pm, in 5111, and by appointment.
Grader: Ritwik Mukherjee, Math. Tower 2117, email:
ritwik@math.sunysb.edu
Office hours: Wed 5:306:30 pm in 2117, Thu 11:301:30 in MLC.
Midterm I  20% 
Midterm II  20% 
Final Exam  30% 
Homework  30% 
Reading assignments:
It is fundamental to read corresponding sections in the textbook before the class.
Independent reading is a crucial part of the learning process and it will greatly
increase your comprehension of the lectures and enable you to ask useful questions
in class. Furthermore, the lecturer will not always be able to cover all of the
subject material for which you will be responsible. Also note that mathematical texts
are not meant to be read like novels: very often you will come across passages that must
be read several times before they make sense to you.
Homework: Studying mathematics makes no sense without regular practice. Only by solving homework problems, both routine and more challenging, one can master the material in this class. You will be required to do all the homework assignments. The homework for a given week is due next week's Tuesday in class. Late homework will be not accepted, no exceptions,
Exams:
Course description (tentative) & Homework assignments:
Week  Sections 
Notes  Homework assignments 
9/19/10  Review of Chapter 0 
0.1: 16; 0.2: 2,4,16; 0.3: 3; 0.4: 1,2; Misc. exercises: 2,4  
9/119/17  Sections 1.11.3  1.1: 2,5; 1.2: 1,2,7,8,10; 1.3: 2,3,8.  
9/189/24  Sections 1.5, 1.9 and 1.10  1.5: 8,9,10; 1.9: 2,3,6; 1.10:
2,3,4,6. 

9/2510/1  Sections 2.12.3  2.1: 2; 2.2: 2,5,6,7; 2.3:
5,6,8. 

10/210/8  Sections 2.4, 2.5, 2.7 and 2.8  2.4: 2,8; 2.5: 3,4,7,10; 2.7:
3 (no need to sketch solutions), 4; Misc. Ex. on p. 207: 8,10. 

10/910/15  Sections 2.10, 2.11  2.10: 1,2,5,8; 2.11: 2,4,5,8,9;
Extra Credit: Misc. Ex. on p. 209: 20,21,22. 

10/1610/22  Sections 3.13.3  Midterm I, October 19  3.2: 3,4,5,7,14,15,16. 
10/2310/29  Sections 3.3, 3.6  3.3: 4,8,12; 3.6:
2,3,4; Misc. Ex. on. p. 247248: 4,5,6,7; Extra Credit on p. 249251: 16,26. 

10/3011/5  Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3  4.1: 1,2,4,5,6; 4.2: 2,6;
4.3: 1,2,6,10. Answers to even numbered problems 

11/611/12  Sections 4.4, 4.5  4.4: 4,5,10,11,12,14,15;
Extra Credit: 16. 

11/1311/19  Sections 5.15.3  Midterm II, November 16  4.5: 1,6,9; Misc. Ex. on p. 285294: 15,16;
5.2: 1,2; 5.3: 7,8. 
11/2011/26  Sections 5.4, 5.5  The homework due Th., Nov. 30  5.4: 6,8;
5.5: 1,4,6; Extra Credit: 8,10. 
11/2712/3  Sections 5.5, 5.8  The homework due Th., Dec. 7  5.8: 1,2,4,5,6,7. 
12/412/10  Sections 6.1, 6.2  The homework due Th., Dec. 14  6.1: 2,3,4,5,8; 6.2:
2,4,5,8. 
12/1112/17  Section 6.3  The homework due Fr., Dec. 15  Extra Credit HW 6.3: 2,3,4. 
12/1812/24  Finals week  Final Exam, December 21  
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