MATH401: Green's functions and variational methods Outline of the course and schedule of lectures outline.pdf Office hours: Thursday 11am to 1pm in my Math office MATH236. By appointment only, so please email me (wachs@math.ubc.ca) before if you intend to come. Lectures notes: - Lecture 0: warm up for ODEs
- Green's functions for ODEs and steady-state PDEs
- Lecture Green(a): General notions on solving ODEs and PDEs
- Lecture Green(b): Introduction to generalized functions
- Lecture Green(c): Green's functions for ODEs
- Lecture Green(d): Boundary conditions and self-adjoint problems
- Lecture Green(e): Modified Green's functions and solvability condition
- Lecture Green(f): Green's functions and eigenfunction expansion
- Lecture Green(g): Green's functions for PDEs and free-space Green's functions
- Lecture Green(h): Method of images for simple BCs, solvability condition and modified Green's functions
- Lecture Green(i): General theory of Green's functions for the Laplacian operator
- Lecture Green(j): The maximum principle
- Lecture Green(k): Green's functions by eigenfunction expansion
- Green's functions for time-dependent PDEs
- Lecture TD-Green(a): Green's functions for time-dependent PDEs and free-space Green's functions
- Lecture TD-Green(b): The heat equation: maximum principle, method of images and eigenfunction expansion
- Lecture TD-Green(c): The wave equation in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions
- Variational methods
- Lecture VarMeth(a): Eigenvalue problems and the Rayleigh quotient
- Lecture VarMeth(b): Bounds on eigenvalues
- Lecture VarMeth(c): Euler-Lagrange equations
- Lecture VarMeth(d): Rayleigh-Ritz method
- Lecture VarMeth(e): Minimization with constraints
Assignments: - Assignment 1: MATH401_HW1.pdf, due to Monday Jan 18th, end of lecture
- Assignment 2: MATH401_HW2.pdf, due to Wednesday Jan 27th, end of lecture
- Assignment 3: MATH401_HW3.pdf, due to Friday Feb 5th, end of lecture
- Assignment 4: MATH401_HW4.pdf, due to Wednesday March 2nd, end of lecture
- Assignment 5: MATH401_HW5.pdf, due to Monday March 14th, end of lecture
- Assignment 6: MATH401_HW6.pdf, due to Monday March 23rd, end of lecture
- Assignment 7: MATH401_HW7.pdf, due to Friday April 1st, end of lecture
- Assignment 8: MATH401_HW8.pdf, due to Friday April 8th, end of lecture, or at the latest April 13th by email or dropped in the cardboard box in front of my office
Solutions to assignments: - Assignment 1: MATH401_HW1_solutions.pdf
- Assignment 2: MATH401_HW2_solutions.pdf
- Assignment 3: MATH401_HW3_solutions.pdf
- Assignment 4: MATH401_HW4_solutions.pdf
- Assignment 5: MATH401_HW5_solutions.pdf
- Assignment 6: MATH401_HW6_solutions.pdf
- Assignment 7: MATH401_HW7_solutions.pdf
- Assignment 8: MATH401_HW8_solutions.pdf
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