Textbook: "Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction" by Walter A Strauss, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, ISBN 978-0470-05456-7. You may use the older version (1992) of the book, but then you will be responsible for getting the homework problems right.
Syllabus: We will cover selected materials from Chapters 1 through 13.
|12:50 pm -1:40pm, HAYE 117||Bei Hu||Hu.email@example.com||HURL 255 (M-F, 8 am - 12noon, 1pm - 5 pm), HAYE 146(occasionally)|
Office Hours: You are welcome to stop by my office at any time. However, I may have other duties as the Department Chair and may not always be available. The office (HURL 255) is open only during regular hours (M-F, 8am - 12noon, 1pm - 5pm). You can always make an appointment with me by email (Hu.firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (1-7083 M-F, 8am - 12noon, 1pm - 5pm).
I will be in my regular office (HAYE 146) every Tuesdays 6 pm to either 8 pm, or until all questions are answered. If there is a conflict with another event, it will be announced in class and different arrangement will be made.
|Test 1||Wednesday, Feb 11||in class||100 points|
|Test 2||Wednesday, March 25||in class||100 points|
|Project||Due March 20 (Selection), April 17 (The project)||in class||25 points|
|Final||Monday, May 4, 2009||4:15 pm - 6:15 pm||125 points|
|Homeworks (due every Wednesday, posted in the web)||75 points|
|Quizzes (given in class at a random time)||25 points|
Projects: The projects must be done by a group of students, with a minmum of 3 and maximum of 6 from this course. Project selection is due on March 20, and the project itself is due on April 17 with a 15 to 50 minutes presentation from the group during the last few lectures. Everyone in the group must use a minimum of 5 minutes to present a portion of the projects in class.
will be assigned during class meetings and will be
collected once a week on each Wednesday. The main purpose
of the homework is to help you learn the material. Experience shows that
students who take their homework seriously do very well in the
course because they have a better understanding of the material.
1). For an unexcused late homework, there will be a 10% penalty for 1 to 7 days late, and a 20% penalty for 8 to 14 days late. Holidays. Saturdays and Sundays are included in the counting.
2). An unexcused homework that is late for 15 days or more, or handed in after April 29, will receive no credit.
Missed exams: Note that there will be two Midterm Exams and a Final Exam. A student who misses an examination will receive zero points for that exam unless he or she has written permission from the Vice president for residential life. If you have a valid excuse (illness, excused athletic absence etc) for missing an exam, please see me ASAP (preferably before the exam) and a makeup exam will be scheduled.
Exam conflicts: The exam conflicts are governed by
Academic code. According to Section 14.2,
students with 3 or more finals in one day, or
4 or more finals in a 24 hour period, may negotiate to change
the time of one of these finals. If you intend to request to have the time
of your Math 40750 final changed, you must talk to your instructor by
Both examinations and homework are conducted under
the honor code.
While discussion in small groups in doing homework is permitted (and
strongly encouraged) in this course, the work should be your own.
Exams are closed book and are to be done completely
by yourself with no help from others.
Honor Code: Both examinations and homework are conducted under the honor code. While discussion in small groups in doing homework is permitted (and strongly encouraged) in this course, the work should be your own. Exams are closed book and are to be done completely by yourself with no help from others.