Math 4347 AU & AG: Partial Differential Equations I,  fall 2020


  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm MW

Classroom: Bluejeans and Skiles 168 (see below)



Office hours: 10:30 --11:45 MW (Bluejeans)

 Final exam (According to GT exam calendar, see below):

  • Dec 7 (Mon.), 2:40pm -- 5:30pm


Instructor: Chongchun Zeng

Prerequisites: (MATH 2403 or MATH 2413 or MATH 24X3 or MATH 2552 or MATH 2562 or MATH 2X52) and (MATH 1522 or MATH 1553 or MATH 1554 or MATH 1564 or MATH 1502 or MATH 1512)

Overview: This course is an introductory course to partial differential equations. We study method of characteristics for first and second order partial differential equations, conservation laws and shocks, classification of second order systems and applications.

Course Modality Information: The course is delivered in hybrid "touch point" mode synchronously.

Textbook: Introductions to PDEs with Applications by E. C. Zachmanoglou and D. W. Thoe, Dover Publications, 1986.

Material: In this semester, we shall discuss some basic first and second order PDEs and their applications (roughly Chapter 1--7 of the textbook).

Only the simplest scientific calculators are allowed. In particular, graphic calculators are not allowed.

Grades:  1 final exam 50%, 1 midterm 26%, 6 homework assignments 4% each.

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