Math 211: Applied Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables (Fall 2011)

Mathematical methods for solving problems in linear partial differential equations: linear operators and adjoint problems, eigenfunction expansions, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville problems, orthogonal functions and generalized Fourier series. Solutions via Green's functions. Complex variables for contour integrals and solutions via integral representations. Integral transforms: Fourier and Laplace transforms.

Textbook: Applied Partial Differential Equations (4th ed), by Richard Haberman, Prentice Hall (2003)


Background in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations: [Math 104 and 131], or [Math 107 and 108], or equivalents.


MWF 1:30-2:20 PM, Room 119 Physics Building


Thomas Witelski, Associate Professor, Dept of Math

Office hours

Tuesdays, 11:00am-2:00pm, Room 295 Physics Building, or by email request for an appointment for other times.

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