MATH538: Techniques of Applied Mathematics
Location and Time
 LEC R1: TR 11001220 Location CAB563
Midterm
 Worth 30% of final grade (unless Final Exam has better grade)
 Where and when: 11:0012:20 in class on Thurs. Feb 16
Exam
 Worth 30% of final grade
(or worth 60% if this is better
than 30% midterm and 30% exam combined.)
 Where and when: 9:00noon on Wed. Apr 19 in CAB563
Assignments
 Worth 40% of final grade
4 assignments total, each worth equal weight.

Assignment 1: Due 6pm Friday, January 27
Solutions to Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Due 6pm Friday, February 10
Solutions to Assignment 2

Assignment 3: Due 3pm Tuesday, March 21
Solutions to Assignment 3

Assignment 4: Due 3pm Tuesday, April 11
Syllabus
 You can download the syllabus.
Extra Help
 Office Hours: by appointment (within 24 hours guaranteed)
Overheads and Handouts
 Here are some math tricks
that often come in handy.
Course Outline

Continuation of asymptotic expansion of integrals, perturbation theory,
asymptotic matching, perturbative eigenvalue problems,
boundary layer theory, WKB theory.
Textbook
 For the most part, the course will follow the material in the
recommended but not required textbook
 Applied Mathematics, 2nd Ed.,
J. David Logan, J. Wiley and Sons Pub.
Other recommended resources
Prerequisites
 MATH 438, or consent of instructor
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