Theory of Partial Differential Equations (MAGIC058)
The two first two lectures (Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd January 2019, at 3pm) are cancelled. These will be replaced by two extra lectures at 4pm on Tuesday 29th January and Tuesday 12th February.
This course is part of the MAGIC core.
This course is intended to provide an introduction to the theory of partial differential equations (pdes). Definitions and examples are given of first, second and higher order pdes and also systems of first order pdes. The focus is on developing practical methods that will be applicable in applied mathematics.
Spring 2019 (Monday, January 21 to Friday, March 29)
No prior knowledge of PDEs is required, but experience with vector calculus and general undergraduate methods courses would be very helpful.
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The assessment for this course will be via a single take-home paper issued on 28 April 2019 and due by 12 May 2019. There will be five questions each with equal weight; you will need to answer the equivalent of 2.5 questions perfectly to pass.
No assignments have been set for this course.
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