PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS I: Introduction to Elliptic and Parabolic PDE

UBC Math 516, Fall 2017



Instructor: Stephen Gustafson, Math 115, phone 604-822-3138, gustaf@math.ubc.ca

Office Hours: by appointment

Course outline

Lectures:   Mon/Wed/Fri   1:00 - 1:50 in MATX 1118

  • Lecture 1 (Sep. 8): the classical linear PDE
  • Lecture 2 (Sep. 11): solution of Poisson's equation in R^n
  • Lecture 3 (Sep. 13): solution of the heat equation in R^n
  • Lecture 4 (Sep. 15): solution of the wave equation in R^n
  • Lecture 5 (Sep. 18): properties of harmonic functions: mean value; maximum principle
  • Lecture 6 (Sep. 20): properties of harmonic functions: uniqueness; regularity

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