Fall 2022, Math 412-502

Theory of Partial Differential Equations
MWF 9:10 am - 10:00 am, BLOC 160

Instructor: Bojan Popov                                            

Office: Blocker 507B                                                     

Email:  popov"at"math.tamu.edu                                                                                       

Office Hours: MW 12:50-1:40 p.m. in my office: Bloc 507B        

Course description and prerequisites:

Classification of linear partial differential equations of the second order. Method of characteristics and first-order equations. Fourier series, orthogonal functions, applications to partial differential equations; special functions, Sturm-Liouville theory, application to boundary value problems' introduction to Green's functions, finite Fourier transforms. Prerequisites: MATH 308.

Textbook: Applied partial differential equations (Richard Haberman, 5th edition)

There is no real difference in the 4th and 5th edition but I will only post the homework for the 5th edition online.

Course Outline:

Math 412 Web Page: The course schedule and other information can be found at /~popov/math412.html

Grading policy: 30% will be determined by the homework assignments (assignments turned in late not accepted).
20% will be determined by each midterm and 30% by the final exam.

Your MINIMUM grade will be A, B, C, or D, for averages of 90%, 75%, 60%, or 45%, respectively.

Midterm I exam date:   September 21, 2022;

Midterm II exam date:  October 24, 2022;

Final exam date:    December 12, 2022,       8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Make-Up Policy: Make-ups for exams will only be given with documented University-approved excuses (see University Regulations). Consistent with University Student Rules, students are required to notify an instructor by the end of the next working day after missing an exam. Otherwise, they forfeit their rights to a make-up.  Ignorance of the time and place of an exam will not be accepted as an excuse for absence.

Attendance:  The University views class attendance as the responsibility of an individual student. Attendance is essential to complete the course successfully. University rules related to excused and unexcused absences are located on-line at http://student-rules.tamu.edu/rule07."

Copyright Policy: All printed hand-outs and web materials are protected by US Copyright Laws. No multiple copies can be made without written permission by the instructor. 

Students with Disabilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities, Koldus 126, 845-1637. More information about Disability Services can be obtained from their website.

Scholastic Dishonesty: Students may work together and discuss the homework problems with each other. Copying work done by others is an act of scholastic dishonesty and will be prosecuted to the full extent allowed by University policy. For more information on university policies regarding scholastic dishonesty, see University Student Rules .

Covid guidelines: https://www.tamu.edu/coronavirus/messages/fall-2021-covid-19-management-and-guidance-plans.html

The Aggie Honor System will be enforced:  “An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.” Scholastic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated and any breaches will be severely sanctioned.