Remus Radu

Institute for Mathematical Science
Stony Brook University

office: Math Tower 4-103
phone: (631) 632-8266

MAT 341: Applied Real Analysis
Fall 2015
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 Melville Library W4525


Remus Radu
Office hours: Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm & Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm in Math Tower 4-103;
            Tuesday 11:30am-12:30pm in MLC, or by appointment

Teaching Assistant

Lilya Lyubich
Office: Math Tower 3-110
Office hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm & Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm in MLC;
            Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm in Math Tower 3-110


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