- Code MATH4202
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Mathematics
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Xu-Jia Wang
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2023
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The course will discuss the three main classes of equations, elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic. It is intended both for mathematics students continuing to honours work and for other students using mathematics at a high level in theoretical physics, engineering and information technology, and mathematical economics.
Topics to be covered will include fundamental solutions, maximum principles, regularity (smoothness) of solutions, variational problems, Holder and Sobolev spaces.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the concepts and language of partial differential equations and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts
- Analyse and solve complex problems using partial differential equations as functional and analytical tools
- Apply problem-solving with partial differential equations to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts
- Conduct some (limited) independent research under expert supervision.
- 3-4 written assignments involving problem-solving, proofs of theorems and extension of theory (75) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final exam (25) [LO 1,2,3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
• Face-to-face component which may consist of 3 x 12 hours (36 hours total) of lectures.
• Approximately 94 hours of self-directed study which will include preparation for lectures, tutorials and other assessment tasks.
The exact workload distribution will vary from year to year.
No specific inherent requirements have been identified for this course
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Mathematical Sciences Institute to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Partial Differential Equations, by Lawrence C. Evans.
Chapters 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 of the above book.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5951||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|