Course Objectives: The course covers mathematical analysis of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations. Featured topics include Cauchy-Kovalevskaya Theorem, Riemann invariants and shocks, energy methods for parabolic and hyperbolic equations, and bifurcations in nonlinear elliptic problems.
Instructor: Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky, HH-422, ext.23424, e-mail: dmpeli@math.mcmaster.ca
Hours:
Lectures: Mondays, Thursdays (2:00-3:30); HH/312
Office hours: Mondays, Thursdays (3:30-4:30), or by appointment
Textbooks:
"An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations"
by M. Renardy and R.C. Rogers, Second Edition (Springer, 2004),
ISBN 0-387-00444-0
Assignments: Four home assignments will be posted on the course webpage.
Presentation: The course is completed by a presentation. Details of the presentations will be announced in March.
Marking scheme:
Presentation - 50% Assignments - 50% |