MATH302-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Partial Differential Equations

15 points
19 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Description

An introduction to the methods of solution for partial differential equations and to their applications.

Partial differential equations are the life blood of the natural and physical sciences, arising in situations where variations in time and space are both important. Usually, to find a solution one can use analytical or numerical techniques.

In this course we concentrate on finding analytical solutions using the following methods:

• method of Characteristics for first order linear and quasilinear equations
• separation of variables
• fourier and Laplace transforms

Learning Outcomes

  • Students successfully completing this course should:

  • master the techniques listed above
  • be able to recognize the canonical examples of each solution method
  • be able to identify the correct approach to solve a novel problem coming from applications
  • have a good grounding in PDE theory in order to progress to more advance applied or pure mathematics courses
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

MATH361, EMTH391, EMTH413

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 25 Mar
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
30 Apr - 3 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 19 Feb - 1 Apr
30 Apr - 3 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 23 Apr - 29 Apr

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mark Hickman

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments (x2) 40%
Mid-semester test 20%
Final examination 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $749.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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