Math 551: Applied Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables
(Fall 2021) 
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.
Applied Partial Differential Equations (5th ed), by Richard Haberman,
Prentice Hall (2013)
Background in linear algebra and ordinary differential equations:
[Math 221 and 356], or [Math 216 and 353], or equivalents.
Mon/Wed/Fri 5:15-6:05pm EST,
Room 259 Physics Bldg
Thomas Witelski, Professor, Dept of Math
Days/Times to be announced....
or by email request
for an appointment for other times.
- Course outline/syllabus
- Lecture notes and Review sheets
- See resources folder in Sakai
- First lecture: Monday August 23, 2021
- Last day of lectures: Friday December 3, 2021.
FINAL EXAM: Sunday December 12, 2021, 9:00am-Noon.
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