NJIT HONOR CODE

All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the NJIT Honor code very seriously and enforces it strictly.  This means there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams.  Under the Honor Code, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.

 

Mathematics 331-001:

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

FALL 2008

Course Schedule Link

 

 

       Instructor: Prof. Matveev

       Textbook: Applied Partial Differential Equations by Richard Haberman (4th ed.) Pearson Prentice-Hall, ISBN: 0130652431

       Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:

    Quizzes & Homework:

 

25%

    MATLAB Projects:

 

10%

    Midterm Exam:

 

30%

    Final Exam:

 

35%

Please note that the University Drop Date November 3, 2008 deadline will be strictly enforced.

 

       Quiz Policy: Quizzes will be given weekly, covering the material from the homework. The NJIT Honor Code applies to all quizzes, and will be strictly enforced.

       Homework Policy: Homework will be assigned, but will be collected and graded only occasionally, on days specified by the instructor. However, students are strongly advised to do their homework even when it is not collected, since homework is essential to the learning process. The Quizzes will be designed to test the homework performance.

       Projects: Two MATLAB assignments will be given, to help you visualize (and make sense of) the solutions you will be calculating. If you prefer, you can use Mathematica or Maple instead of MATLAB. No collective work is allowed on any of the assignments.

       Makeup Exam Policy: No makeup exams are given in accordance with the policy of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

       Attendance and Participation: On-time attendance and full participation in class is expected of every student.  Cell phones and similar devices must be silenced.

 

 

 

 

 

MATH DEPARTMENT CLASS POLICIES LINK

All DMS students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly. For DMS Course Policies, please click here.

 

September 1, 2008

M

Labor Day ~ No Classes Scheduled

November 3, 2008

M

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

November 25, 2008

T

Classes Follow a Thursday Schedule

November 26, 2008

W

Classes Follow a Friday Schedule

November 27-28, 2008

R-F

Thanksgiving Recess ~ No Classes Scheduled

 

 

Course Outline and Homework Assignments:

 

Lecture
No.

Date

Sections

Lecture Title or Activity

1

9/3

1.1-1.2

Heat Equation: 1D Derivation

2

9/8

1.3

Heat Equation: Boundary Conditions

3

9/10

1.4

Heat Equation: Steady-State

4

9/15

1.5

Heat Equation: Higher Dimensions

5

9/17

2.1-2.3

Heat Equation: 1D Solution I

6

9/22

2.4

Heat Equation: 1D Solution II

7

9/24

2.5

Laplaces Equation: Solution

8

9/29

3.1-3.3

Fourier Series: Convergence

9

10/1

3.4-3.6

Fourier Series: Term-by-term Operations

10

10/6

4.1-4.3

Wave Equation: 1D Derivation

11

10/8

4.3-4.4

Wave Equation: Vibrating String

12

10/13

Review for

Midterm Exam

13

10/15

midterm

EXAM: CHAPTERS 1-4

14

10/20

5.1-5.2

Sturm-Liouville Problems: Examples

15

10/22

5.3

Sturm-Liouville Problems: Theory

16

10/27

5.4

Sturm-Liouville Problems: Application to Heat Equation

17

10/29

5.5

Sturm-Liouville Problems: Self-Adjointness

18

11/3

       NOVEMBER 3, 2008: (M) LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM THIS COURSE

 

 

5.6

Sturm-Liouville Problems: Rayleigh Quotient

19

11/5

5.7

Sturm-Liouville Problems: Application to Wave Equation

20

11/10

5.8

Sturm-Liouville Problems: Mixed Boundary Conditions

21

11/12

7.1-7.2

Dynamic PDEs in Two Spatial Dimensions

22

11/17

7.3

Vibration of a Rectangular Membrane

23

11/19

7.7

Vibration of a Circular Membrane

24

11/24

10.1-10.2

Heat Equation on the Line

No Class

11/26

       NOVEMBER 25-26, 2008: (T-W) Classes Follow a Thursday and Friday Schedule

       NOVEMBER 27-28, 2008: (R-F) Thanksgiving Recess ~ No Classes Scheduled

25

12/1

10.3-10.4

Heat Equation on the Line: Solution by Fourier Transform

26

12/3

10.5

Heat Equation on a Half-Line

27

12/8

10.6

Fourier Transform: Applications

28

12/10

      REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

Finals

FINAL EXAM Week: December 15-19, 2008

 

Prepared By: Prof. Victor Matveev

Last revised: September 2, 2008