Math 5710 Introduction to Applied Mathematics I

Fall Semester 2008

Instructor: David C. Dobson
Office:
LCB 210
Office hours:
MWF 12:45-1:30, or by appointment.

Prerequisites: Math 2250, 3150, and 3160.

Text: Introduction to Applied Mathematics, by Gilbert Strang


Course Description: 3 credits. Symmetric linear systems, positive definite matrices, eigenvalue problems, equilibrium equations for discrete and continuous systems, boundary value problems in ODEs and PDEs, boundary integrals.

Homework: Problems will be assigned weekly. A random subset of problems from each assignment will be graded. Late homework cannot be accepted.

 HW number
 Due date
 Assignment
 1
 Friday, September 5
 Problem set 1
 2
 Friday, September 12
 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.9, 1.5.11, 1.5.22, 1.5.23.
 3
 Friday, September 19
 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.9, 1.4.10, 1.4.11.
 4
 Friday, September 26
 1.4.15, 2.1.2(a)(b), 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.11.
 5
 Friday, October 3
 2.2.1, 2.2.4, 2.2.7, 2.2.8.
 6
 Friday, October 10
 2.3.1, 2.3.3, 2.3.7, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4.
 7
 Friday, November 7
 Problem set 2
 8
 Friday, November 14
 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.6.
 9
 Friday, November 21
 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6.

 Friday, November 28
 Thanksgiving holiday--no homework due.
 10
 Friday, December 12
 3.3.13, 3.3.18, 3.4.10 (a)-(c),  3.6.2.  Last homework!

Exams: We will have one in-class midterm on Friday, October 31.  The comprehensive final exam is on Thursday, December 18 at 10:30 am.

Interesting Links:

Gilbert Strang's Lectures on Mathematical Methods for Engineers
Gilbert Strang's Lectures on Linear Algebra

Grades: Your grade will be determined by your homework scores (60%) and your exam scores (40%).

Students with disabilities may contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to discuss special accomodations for the course.

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