MAT 341 Applied Real Analysis

Fall 2013

SUNY at Stony Brook

This course is an introduction to Fourier Series and to their use and application in solving partial differential equations (PDE's). The course focuses on the heat equation, the wave equation and the potential or Laplace equation. These are the three main and fundamental types of PDE's. They are important in many applications and illustrate important properties of PDE's in general.

It will probably benefit you a lot to read the correspondings sections of the text before each lecture. There is a lot of material in the text that can't be covered in class, and you will need to read and understand this on your own. Always feel free to ask questions to your instructor and grader.


Final Exam: Friday, Dec. 13, 11:15 - 1:45pm in Humanities 1003

Here is a Practice Final
This Final Exam is OPEN BOOK. You may use the text for the course, and any notes you may have from lectures or other sources. This means you won't have to memorize the numerous formulas.
The Final will have at least 5 but less than 10 problems. The exam will cover topics discussed over the full semester, but with some emphasis on Chapters 4 and 5 of the text. See below for sections which were not covered, and so will not be on the exam.

Last week of classes:
Review Please come prepared with questions to ask, things you'd like me (the instructor) to go over and/or discuss.

Midterm Exam: Tuesday, Oct 22, 10-11:20am, in class.
Midterm Review: Class on Thursday, Oct 17.
Material on Exam: Chapters 1, 2, 3 of the text.

If you know you cannot make this Midterm date (out of town, etc) please send me an email and we'll make arrangements.

Topics in text you may skip:
Ch. 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11.
Ch. 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.9.
Ch. 3.1, most of 3.4, 3.5, most of 3.6
Ch. 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 - 5.8

Here is a Practice Midterm: Practice Midterm
You may ignore Prob. 5 (a),(c).
Also, Prob. 5 (and 6) on this exam is useful.

MAT 341

Lecture and Recitation

Final Exam: Friday Dec 13, 11:15am-1:45pm, Place: Humanities 1003



10:00am- 11:20am

SB Union


Michael Anderson

Course Grader





Apratim Chakraborty