Michael Anderson

Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University

office: Math Tower 4-110
phone: (631) 632-8269
e-mail: michael.anderson@stonybrook.edu

MAT 341: Applied Real Analysis
Spring 2019
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.

Please visit the course website on Blackboard to see your grades and the solutions to midterms & exams.


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-2:20pm in Library W4535


Michael Anderson
Office hours: M 12-1, M 2:30-3:30, F 1:30-2:30 in Math Tower 4-110


Hang Yuan
Office: Math Tower 5-125A
Office hours: F 4-5pm in Math Tower 5-125A, W 2-4pm in MLC


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

This should also be available at the Campus Bookstore

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:

Information for students with disabilities:

If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services at (631) 632-6748 or DSS. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website: Fire

Academic integrity:

Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic integrity website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/academic_integrity/index.html

Critical incident management:

Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of Judicial Affairs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn.

Last updated January 2019