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MAT 341
Applied Real Analysis
Fall 2014
November 4: Midterm 2 grades have been posted to Blackboard.

Class average=53

Stem-and-leaf chart of grade distribution


average for question 1: 21/40
average for question 2: 25/40
average for question 3: 7/20

Fall 2014 Schedule and Homework
This course is an introduction to Fourier series and to their use in solving partial differential equations. The course focuses on the heat equation, the wave equation and Laplace's equation; these equations are important in applications and also illustrate three important families of PDEs (parabolic, hyperbolic, elliptic) with some of their general properties.

Prerequisite: familiarity with basic techniques in ordinary differential equations.

The text is David Powers, Boundary Value Problems, 6th Edition.

Each student should have a scientific calculator.

Grading: Final letter grades will be based on midterms (22.5% each), final exam (40%) and homework (15%). Homework will be collected at the first lecture each week.
Schedule in Fall 2014:
Lecture TuTh 10-11:20 AM in Harriman Hall 116
For more information contact Prof. Anthony Phillips, Mathematics Department, 632-8259.
Email is best: tony at math.stonybrook.edu
Grader Zhao Mu   mu.zhao at stonybrook.edu
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August 24, 2014