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 2017
Course Information


The course is devoted to classical linear partial differential equations (PDE) of mathematical physics: the heat, wave, and Laplace equations. These equations are fundamental in numerous applications to physics, engineering, economics, etc. We will study solutions by the technique of separation of variables using orthogonal functions (e.g., Fourier series, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials). 

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. 


MWF 10:30am-11:25am in Physics P127 


Leon Takhtajan
Office hours: M 1:00pm-2:00pm and W 2:00pm-4:00pm in 5-111; also by appointment, in person or by zoom.

Teaching Assistant

Conghan Dong
Office: Math Tower 5-125B
e-mail: Conghan.Dong@stonybrook.edu
Office hours: W 5:00pm-6:00pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm (zoom), and in MLC or online W 7:00pm-8:00pm.


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 strongly encouraged 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 May 2022