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(Term 2, 2010/2011: Jan, 2011 -- April, 2010)
MATH 257:201
Partial Differential Equations
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Introduction to partial differential equations; Fourier series; the heat, wave and potential equations; boundary-value problems; numerical methods.

Instructor: Young-Heon Kim.
MATH 235.  Email:  yhkim "at" math "dot" ubc 'dot' ca

Class:  Mon Wed Fri  11:00--12:00 Mathematics Annex 1100
Office hours (subject to change): Mondays 2pm--3:50pm at Math 235, or by appointment. For appointment at other time,  please email at yhkim "at"  math "dot" ubc 'dot' ca

First class: Wednesday, January 5.  Last class: Wednesday,  April 6.

Course syllabus

Prerequisite: One of Math 215, Math 255 or Math 265.

Recommended Textbook: 

W.W. Boyce & R.C. DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (9th. ed.), Wiley, 2009.

Earlier editions are also fine.

Final Grading Scheme:
  The higher one in either of
Homework Assignments Policy:
Exams:  two midterms and one final
Marking policy (especially for the exams):

For computational problems,  to earn lots of credit, you have to get the right answer with proper set-up of the calculation. 
In many cases (especially for the easier problems),  about half the points will be given for setting up the calculation properly and about half for computing the numerical answer correctly. For more difficult problems, more percentage will be given for properly setting-up the calculation.  You may loose most (sometimes, all) of points for setting up the calculation incorrectly, even if the subsequent computations are correct. Also, you may loose half the points for not finding the correct final answer, even if the initial set-up is correct.

IMPORTANT! Academic Integrity/Honesty
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Rough Schedule of Topics (with approximate lecture time, and corresponding Boyce & DiPrima sections)
Last updated: Feb, 2011.