Professor Peter J. Olver
School of Mathematics
Institute of Technology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Vincent Hall 540
|Lectures: T, Th 4:45-6:00pm Vincent Hall 213|
|Office Hours: T 1:30-2:30, Th 10:00-11:00, or by appointment|
Course Description: Math 5587-8 is a year course that introduces the basics of partial differential equations, guided by applications in physics and engineering.
Prerequisites: Math 5587 or equivalent. Basic familiarity with a programming language (Matlab or Mathematica preferrred) is required for numerical work.
Text: The course will be based on the professor's typed lecture notes, which are available online and at Alpha Print, 1407 4th St. SE, in Dinkytown, 612-379-8535. I intend to cover chapters 7-11 and, time permitting, 12 in the spring semester.
Homework: Assignments will be handed out in class and are also available on this web page.
Exams: There will be one midterm and a final exam. Make-up exams will only be given in exceptional circumstances, and then only when notice is given to me in advance with a suitable written excuse.
Incompletes: Only given in extreme circumstances, and only when the student has satisfactorily completed all but a small portion of the work in the course. Students must make prior arrangements with the professor well before the end of the quarter.
Grading Standards and Student Conduct: Students are expected to be familiar with University of Minnesota policies on grading standards and student conduct, including the consequences for students who violate standards of academic honesty.