Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: Mathematics and Statistics
This course covers methods pertaining to the formulation and solution of problems involving linear and nonlinear Partial and Ordinary Differential Equations (PDE, ODE). Topics include: Linear equations of mathematical physics; Initial/boundary value problems; Bases of functions; Fourier series; Operators in function spaces; Separation of variables; Method of characteristics; Green’s functions; Traveling wave solutions. At the end of the term, students will be able to formulate complex mathematical models, and approach their solution from different points of view, building on knowledge of classical mathematical methods and hands-on practical experience gained in this course.
Prerequisite(s): (MATH 331.3, MATH 339.3, MATH 371.3, MATH 373.3, and MATH 379.3), or equivalents as determined by the colllege, or permission of the instructor.
Note: Cannot receive credit for MATH 439.3 and MATH 839.3.
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