Math 300 A1

Fall 2006

MWF 1300 -1350

CME 345

Dr. Thomas Hillen

Professor

phone: 492-3395

e-mail: thillen@ualberta.ca

University of Alberta

Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Assignments

• Assignment #1: Due: Friday, September 22, (12 Noon)
1.2.2,  2.3.2(a)+(e),  2.3.3(b),  2.3.5,  2.3.7,  2.4.4, 2.4.7
Solutions1.pdf

• Assignment #2:  Due: Friday, October 6, (12 Noon)
2.5.1(d)+(f),  2.5.8(b),  3.2.2(b)+(d),  3.2.3, 3.3.2(b)+(c),  3.3.5(a) + (c),  3.3.17,  3.4.8
Solutions2.pdf

• Assignment #3: Due: Friday, October 20, (12 Noon)
4.2.1,  4.4.2,
4.4.3,  5.3.4(a)+(c),  5.3.5,  5.3.8, 5.4.1,  5.5.8,  5.5A.2,  5.5A.3,  5.5A.4
Solutions3.pdf

• Assignment #4:  Due: Friday, November 10, (12 Noon)
5.6.1(a)+(b),  5.8.6,  5.8.8,  7.3.1(b),  7.7.2(a), 7.7.4(b),  7.7.9(a)
Solutions4.pdf, sol4-page13.pdf

• Assignment #5: Due: Friday, November 24, (12 Noon)
8.2.1(e),  8.2.2(b),  8.2.3,  8.3.2,  10.3.1,  10.3.5, 10.4.4,  10.5.12

Solutions5.pdf

• One copy of Haberman's textbook is now on Reserve, Cameron Library.
• Sample Midterm 1  We will study this sample exam on Oct. 20 in class.
• Sample Midterm 2: (not question 3.)
• Sample Midterm 3:
• Midterm information:
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Oct 25th in CME 345, 1-1:50.
- Material from chapters 1-5.
- No formula sheet or calculator.
• Midterm
• Midterm Solutions: P1, P2, P3
Final Exam:
 MATH 300 A1 (Hillen) 2 hrs 1400 Fri Dec 15 ED GYM Rows 2, 4, 6 (Seats 1-15) MATH 300 A2 (Yassaei) 2 hrs 1400 Fri Dec 15 ED GYM Rows  6  (Seats 16-30), 8

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:

## Course Outline:

Instructor:             Thomas Hillen (Professor)

Office:             CAB 575

Phone:             492-3395

E-mail:            thillen@ualberta.ca

Web Page:            www.math.ualberta.ca/~thillen/fall06/math300.html

Office Hours:  Wed 4-5, Thu 4-5 or by appointment.

If these office hours are inconvenient for the majority of this class, I will announce other times.

Lecture Room & Time:             CME 345, MWF 13:00-13:50

# Course Objectives:            Learn 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 the results.

Course Description:            Derivation 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 physical problem

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.

Required Textbook:            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.

 Midterm: weight 25%, 13:00-13:50, October 25, 2006 in class. Final Exam: weight 50%, 14:00-16:00, Friday, December 15, 2006*, room TBA.

* ‘WARNING:  Students must verify this date on BearTracks when the Final Exam Schedule is posted’

Tentative Lecture Schedule and Assignment Due Dates:

###### Week of

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

September   4

1.1,  1.2

1.3, 1.4, 1.5

11

2.1, 2.2, 2.3

2.3, 24

2.4

18

2.5

2.5, 3.1

3.2, 3.3
(Assignment 1 Due)

25

3.3

3.4, 3.5

3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

October     2

4.4

4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

5.3, 5.4
(Assignment 2 Due)

9

Thanksgiving

Appendix To 5.5

5.5

16

5.6, 5.7

5.8

Midterm preview
(Assignment 3 Due)

23

7.1, 7.2

Midterm (Oct 25th)

7.3

30

7.7

7.7, 7.8

7.9

November    6

8.1, 8.2

8.3

10.1, 10.2, 10.3
(Assignment 4 Due)

13

Remembrance Day

1.3, Appendix To 10.3

10.4

20

10.5

10.5, 10.6

12.1, 12.2
(Assignment 5 Due)

27

12.3

12.4

12.5, 12.6

December  4

12.6

Review

 Recommended distributions as percentages of students in class Grade 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year A+ 4% 5% 6% 8% A 7% 7% 9% 12% A- 10% 12% 14% 17% B+ 11% 15% 16% 16% B 15% 16% 18% 16% B- 14% 14% 14% 12% C+ 11% 11% 9% 7% C 9% 8% 6% 5% C- 6% 5% 4% 3% D+ 4% 3% 2% 2% D 3% 2% 1% 1% F 6% 2% 1% 1% Mean 2.62 2.83 3.00 3.11 Median B- B B B+

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[3]).  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

Deferred Final Examination: A 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 TBA.

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 Student Behaviour.

Student Responsibilities:

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 University.’

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 minutes.  Students 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.

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