MATH 175/275: NUMERICAL METHODS FOR PDE

Instructor: Randolph E. Bank

Winter Quarter 2018

  • The class meets MWF, 3:00-3:50, AP&M 2402. The discussion section is Tu 10:00-10:50, AP&M 2402.
  • Grades are based on homework (25%), and the final exam (75%).
  • The final exam is Wednesday, March 21, 3:00-6:00.
  • Office hours are 4:00-5:00 Wednesday, AP&M 5771.
  • The TA is David Lenz. His offfice hours are 2:00-3:00 Monday and 9:00-10:00 Wednesday AP&M 5760.
  • The textbook is PDEs with Numerical Methods, by Stig Larsson and Vidar Thomee. (Springer Texts in Applied Mathematics, Volume 45, ISBN 978-3-540-01772-1, hardcover, and 978-3-540-88705-8, softcover) Electronic Version

Tentative Course Outline

We will spend a few days on introductory material, then approximately three weeks each on elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations. In each case, we will first examine a bit of the theory, followed by finite difference and finite element approximations.

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