Leon Takhtajan

Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University

office: Math Tower 5-111
phone: (631) 632-8287
e-mail: leon.takhtajan@stonybrook.edu

MAT 341: Applied Real Analysis
Fall 2016
Course Information


This course is an introduction to Fourier series and to their use in solving partial differential equations (PDEs). We will discuss in detail the three fundamental types of PDEs: the heat equation, the wave equation and Laplace's equation. These equations are important in many applications from various fields (mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, etc.) and illustrate important properties of PDEs in general.

Click here to download a copy of the course syllabus. Please visit the course website on Blackboard to see your grades and the solutions to midterms & exams.


Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11:20pm in in Library E4320


Leon Takhtajan
Office hours: Tu 3:00pm-4:00pm and Wed 2:30pm-3:30pm in 5-111.

Teaching Assistants

Yuan Gao
Office: Math Tower 2-106
Office hours: Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm in MLC and Mon 2:00pm-3:00pm in 2-106.

Jaroslaw Jaracz
Office:Physics D-107
Office hours: Mon 12:00pm-1:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm in MLC and F 12:00pm-1:00pm in D-107.


David Powers, Boundary Value Problems and Partial Differential Equations, 6th ed., Elsevier (Academic Press), 2010.

Grading Policy

Grades will be computed using the following scheme:

Students are expected to attend class regularly and to keep up with the material presented in the lecture and the assigned reading.


There will be two midterms and a final exam, scheduled as follows:

Last updated October 2015