MATH 3150-3 PDEs for Engineers - Fall 2009

Class information

Time: 6:00-6:50pm
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Where: JWB 335
Textbook: Partial Differential Equations with Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems, second edition, by Nakhle Asmar (ISBN 9780131480964). A student solutions manual, along with other resources, can be found at the author's web-page
Material covered: The sections we will cover are: 1.1-1.2; 2.1-2.4; 3.1-3.9; 4.1-4.4; 7.1-7.4.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH 2250 and either MATH 1260 or MATH 2210.
Syllabus: Here

Contact information

Instructor: Emanuele Macrì
Office: JWB 317
Office hours: Tue,Thu 5:00-6:00pm, or by appointment
Phone: 801-581-6898
Email: macri(AT)math(DOT)utah(DOT)edu
 

Homework assignments and other announcements

Dec 16 2009
  • The grades of the final exam are available on WebCT. The solutions are here. The final grade is there, too. Please, check it carefully, and if you have any questions, just send me an email. Happy holidays to all of you!!
Dec 10 2009
  • Since many of you were absent during the last couple of lessons, here there are my notes on Fourier transform.
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Dec 7 2009
  • Some exercises for the final exam (pdf), and some more from the textbook about the last two classes

    Section 7.3: 1-all->6,21,22,25

    Section 7.4: 1-all->6,15(a--d),16,17

    The exam will be open books and notes, but no calculators. It lasts from 6:00 to 8:00pm, on Tuesday, December 15, usual room.

Dec 1 2009
  • Homework assignment #9 (last one!) is due on Tuesday, Dec 8 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 8 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 7.2: 1,4,10,14,19,27,35,37

Nov 19 2009
  • Homework assignment #8 is due on Tuesday, Dec 1 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 9 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 4.4: 1,3,11,12

    Section 7.1: 2,5,13,14,19

Nov 13 2009
  • The grades of the second midterm exam are available on WebCT. The solutions are here.
Nov 3 2009
  • Homework assignment for the second midterm exam is facultative (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 4.2: 1-all->5,7,12

    Section 4.3: 1-all->5,11,12(a,b)

    Section 4.4: 1-all->5,11,12

    The exam will be open books and notes, but no calculators. If possible, I would like to give you one hour and a half for it: if this is a problem with your schedule, please let me know. Hence, it would last from 6:00 to 7:30pm, on Thursday, November 12, same room.

Oct 29 2009
  • Homework assignment #7 is due on Thursday, Nov 5 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 8 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 4.1: 1,3

    Section 4.7: 15(a,b)

    Section 4.8: 1(b),3,7,13,23 (no plotting)

Oct 22 2009
  • Homework assignment #6 is due on Thursday, Oct 29 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 10 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 3.7: 1(a),2(a),11,16

    Section 3.8: 2,5,7(a)

    Section 3.9: 1,3,4, and, as motivation, give a look at 18,19(a),20,21(a)

Oct 9 2009
  • The grades of the first midterm exam are available on WebCT. The solutions are here.
Sept 29 2009
  • Some exercises for the first midterm exam (pdf).
Sept 24 2009
  • Homework assignment #5 is due on Thursday, Oct 1 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 10 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 3.5: 1,4,6,9,10,12

    Section 3.6: 2,4,7,8

Sept 17 2009
  • Homework assignment #4 is due on Thursday, Sept 24 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 10 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 3.3: 1(a),2(a),4(a),5(a),9(a). Bonus exercise (facultative): 12

    Section 3.4: 1,2,4,6,13

Sept 15 2009
  • Here there are the tutors in the math center who are able to help students with PDEs:

    Andy, Monday 10:00 - 1:00, Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00, Thursday 1:00 - 4:00, Friday 11:00 - 1:00

    Lance, Monday/Wednesday 3:00 - 7:00

    Tony, Monday 12:00 - 4:00, Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 - 12:00, Wednesday 12:00 - 3:00, Friday 12:00 - 2:00

    Qiushi, Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 - 8:00, Wednesday/Friday 3:00 - 5:00

Sept 10 2009
  • Homework assignment #3 is due on Thursday, Sept 17 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 10 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 2.3: 2,4,8

    Section 2.4: 1(a),2(a),3(a),8(a)

    Section 3.1: 7,9,10

Sept 3 2009
  • Homework assignment #2 is due on Thursday, Sept 10 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 11 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 2.1: 6

    Section 2.2: 1,4,5(a),7(a),10(a),11(a),13(a),18,20,23

Aug 27 2009
  • Homework assignment #1 is due on Thursday, Sept 3 (at the beginning of the class) and contains 11 exercises (references relative to the second edition of the textbook)

    Section 1.1: 1

    Section 1.2: 1,3,4,5(a)

    Section 2.1: 2,3,7,9,15,27

    General guidelines: Show your work. A right answer without proper explanation or the manipulations that lead to it, will not count for full credit. You may work in groups, however you must submit your own writeup of the solution.
    Since this is the first assignment, please come to my office if you have any question.
    The exercise have to be done all. I will grade three of them (randomly and equal for everybody). Then I will assign from 0 to 2 points for each of these 3 exercises.Moreover, I will give from 0 to 4 points if you have (at least) tried to solve all the exercises. In total you will receive a grade from 0 to 10 points.
    Recall that the two lowest homework will not be considered when taking the final mean for the semester.

Aug 25 2009
  • Homework assignments will be given in class, on this webpage and by email. Other announcements, such as office hour changes, will go here too.

    For checking your grades (both for the homework and for the future exams) you have to go to WebCT, log-in with your uID number and password, and then you can view your grades by clicking on the small icon down on the left "My grades".

Homework, exams and withdrawal policies

Students with Disabilities

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodations in the class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Building, 581-5020 (V/TDD). CDS will work with you and the instructor to make arrangements for accommodations.

All written information in this course can be made available in alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability Services.

Also, please let me know at the beginning of the course, should you need special accomodations.