Welcome to Partial Differential Equations! For course info and policies, please see the syllabus. For grades, log into Moodle. If you need help or have questions, please contact Prof. Wright; office hours are Mon. 2–3, Tues. 9:45–10:45, Wed. 9–10, Thurs 1–2, Fri. 10:30–11:30, or by appointment in RMS 405.

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Do the following before next class:

- Complete the Syllabus Quiz.
- Read §1.1 through §1.4 in the textbook. Be sure you understand the derivations of Equations (1.2.4), (1.2.5), (1.2.9), and (1.2.10).
- Begin Homework 1.

Do the following before next class:

- Read §1.5. Note similarities between the derivation of the heat equation in one dimension and in multiple dimensions.
- Finish Homework 1 (due 4pm Thursday).

Do the following before next class:

- Finish deriving Laplace's equation in polar coordinates (solution in the notes from Thursday).
- Read §2.1 and §2.2. Come to class knowing the definition of a
*linear operator*and the*principle of superposition*. - Begin Homework 2.

Do the following before next class:

- Read §2.3. This is a long section, but the the first half (or so) should be somewhat familiar from class. Note what it means for functions to be
*orthogonal*. Also note how infinite series are used in the solutions toward the end of this section. - Finish Homework 2 (due 4pm Thursday).

Do the following before next class:

- Read the §2.3 Appendix (pages 54–55). Also read §2.4, and make sure you understand the two examples in this section.
- Begin Homework 3.

Tuesday

Sep. 26

Sep. 26

Laplace's equation

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Tuesday

Oct. 3

Oct. 3

Fourier differentiation and integration

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Thursday

Oct. 5

Oct. 5

Eigenfunction expansion

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Tuesday

Oct. 10

Oct. 10

Wave equation

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Thursday

Oct. 12

Oct. 12

Vibrating strings and membranes

Fall break! No class Tuesday, October 17.

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Thursday

Oct. 19

Oct. 19

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Tuesday

Oct. 24

Oct. 24

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Thursday

Oct. 26

Oct. 26

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Tuesday

Oct. 31

Oct. 31

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Thursday

Nov. 2

Nov. 2

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Tuesday

Nov. 7

Nov. 7

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Thursday

Nov. 9

Nov. 9

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Tuesday

Nov. 14

Nov. 14

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Thursday

Nov. 16

Nov. 16

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Tuesday

Nov. 21

Nov. 21

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Thanksgiving break! No class Thursday, Nov. 23

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Tuesday

Nov. 28

Nov. 28

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Thursday

Nov. 30

Nov. 30

Work on projects

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Tuesday

Dec. 5

Dec. 5

Work on projects

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Thursday

Dec. 7

Dec. 7

Work on projects

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Tuesday

Dec. 12

Dec. 12

Work on projects

Finish projects

Tuesday

Dec. 19

Dec. 19

Project presentations

9:00 – 11:00am

9:00 – 11:00am