Advanced Boundary Value Problems
MWF 1300 -1350
Dr. Thomas Hillen
University of Alberta
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Link to Math 300 from last year, where we used a different textbook.
Course Notes: (All slides and course notes will be made available here as the course progresses)
|Examples in Maple:
Thomas Hillen (Professor)
Wed 4-5, Thu 4-5 or by appointment.
Lecture Room &
CME 345, MWF 13:00-13:50
about the three most important classes of partial differential
equations, i.e. the heat equation, the wave equation, and the Laplace
equation. Apply elementary solution techniques and be able to interpret
of the classical partial differential equations of applied mathematics,
solutions using separation of variables. Fourier expansions and their
applications to boundary value problems. Introduction to Fourier
Transform. Emphasis on building an appropriate mathematical model from
a physical problem, solving the mathematical problem, and carefully
interpreting the mathematical results in the context of the original
Course Prerequisites. MATH 201 and 209 or equivalents.
Notes: (1) Open only to students in Engineering, Specialization
Computing Science, Specialization Physics, and Specialization
Geophysics. (2) This course may not be taken for credit if credit has
already been obtained in MATH 337.
It is important to
prepare yourself for this course through a review of the prerequisite
material. Students who do not have the
required prerequisites at the time of taking this course should not
expect supplementary professorial tutoring.
R, Haberman, Applied
Partial Differential Equations with Fourier Series and Boundary Value
Problems, Pearson Education, New Jersey, Fourth edition 2004.
Recommended or Optional Learning Resources: Webpage: www.math.ualberta.ca/~thillen/fall06/math300.html
Grading: There are 5 assignments with a total weight of 25%. Each assignment is due on a Friday at 12:00 noon. Late assignments will not be accepted. I will not wave an assignment at the end of term. If you miss a due date, please plan ahead and submit your assignment earlier.
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Schedule and Assignment Due Dates:
is done according to the University of Alberta Marking and Grading
I reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the
above distribution in order to obtain an overall fair grading.
FYI: The last day to withdraw from the course is (Fall
= Nov 10) and (Winter = Mar 16). If you are uncertain about your performance,
please come and talk to me.
Format of Exams: Midterm: 50 minutes written exam. No
calculators or course material is allowed. Final exam: 2 h written
exam. No calculators or course material is allowed.
Missed Term Exams
and Assignments: A student who cannot write the
midterm exam or complete a term assignment because of an incapacitating
illness, severe domestic affliction or other compelling reasons can apply
for deferral of the midterm weight to the final exam, or deferral of the missed
assignment weight to the other assignments. Applications for deferral
of term work worth less than 20% of the final grade can be made in
writing to the professor with supporting
documentation, within 48 h of the missed exam or assignment due date. Applications for a deferral of term work worth
greater than 20% of the final grade must be made to the professor
within 48 h of the missed exam or assignment due date and must
be supported by a completed University of Alberta
Medical Statement Form or other appropriate documentation (Calendar
section 23.4). Deferred of term work is
a priveledge and not a right; there is no guarantee that a deferral
will be granted. Misrepresentation of
Facts to gain a deferral is a serious breach of the Code
of Student Behaviour
student who cannot write the final examination because of an
incapacitating illness or is suffering from severe domestic affliction
or other compelling reasons can apply for a deferred final
examination. Such an application must be
made to the student’s Faculty office within 48 hours of the missed
examination and must be supported by a completed University of Alberta
Medical Statement Form or other appropriate documentation (Calendar
section 23.5.6). Deferred examinations are
a priveledge and not a right; there is no guarantee that a deferred
examination will be granted. Misrepresentation
of Facts to gain a deferred examination is a serious breach of the Code of Student Behaviour. The deferred final exam is
scheduled for Jan 13, 07 at 9:00, location
Reexamination: A student who writes the final examination
and fails the course may apply for a reexamination. Reexaminations are rarely granted in the
Faculty of Science. These exams are
governed by University (Calendar section 23.5.5) and Faculty of Science
Regulations (Calendar section 182.5.9). Misrepresentation of Facts to
gain a reexamination is a serious breach of the Code of
Academic Integrity: ‘The University of Alberta is
committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty. Students are expected to be familiar with
these standards regarding academic honesty and to uphold the policies
of the University in this respect. Students
are particularly urged to familiarize themselves with the provisions of
the Code of Student Behaviour (online at www.ualberta.ca/secretariat/appeals.htm)
and avoid any behaviour which could potentially result in suspicions of
cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts and/or participation
in an offence. Academic dishonesty is a
serious offence and can result in suspension or expulsion from the
All forms of dishonesty are unacceptable at the
University. Cheating, plagiarism and
misrepresentation of facts are serious offenses. Anyone
who engages in these practices will receive at minimum a grade of zero for the
exam or paper in question and no opportunity will be given to replace
the grade or redistribute the weights. Any
offense will be reported to the Senior Associate Dean of Science who
will determine the disciplinary action to be taken.
Exams: Your student photo I.D. is required at exams
to verify your identity. Students will not
be allowed to begin an examination after it has been in progress for 30
must remain in the exam room for at least 30 minutes from the time the
exam commenced. Electronic equipment is not to be brought to exam.
Cell Phones: Cell phones are to be turned off during
lectures, labs and seminars. Cell phones
are not to be brought to exams.
Students with disabilities: Students
who require accommodation in this course due to a disability are
advised to discuss their needs with Specialized Support &
Disability Services (2-800 Students’ Union Building).
Academic Support Centre: Students who
require additional help in developing strategies for better time
management, study skills or examination skills should contact the
Academic Support Centre (2-703 Students’ Union Building).
Additional tutorial services
are available through the Math & Applied Sciences Centre www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/MASC/
Policy about course outlines can be
found in section 23.4(2) of the University Calendar.
Disclaimer: Any typographical errors in this Course Outline are subject to change and will be announced in class. The date of the final examination is set by the Registrar and takes precedence over the final examination date reported in this syllabus.