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 2018
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.

Lecture 01

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am-11:20am in Harriman Hall 116


Leon Takhtajan

Office hours: W 2:00pm-4:00pm and Th 2:30pm-3:30pm in 5-111.

Teaching Assistants

Zhongshan An
Office: Math Tower 3-106
Office hours: M 12:00pm-1:00pm, Th 6:00pm-7:00pm in MLC Math Tower S-235 and W 5:00pm-6:00pm in 3-106.

Fangyu Zou
Office: Math Tower 3-105
Office hours: M 9:00am-10:00am in 3-105 and 4:00pm-6:00pm in MLC Math Tower S-235.


Mark A Pinsky, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary-value Problems With Applications, 3rd ed., Amer. Math. Soc., 2011.

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 August 2018