Office: 383M

Phone: 723-2226

E-mail: andras "at" math.stanford.edu

Office hours: First week, tentative: T 2:15-3:45, F 2-3:30. From second week, tentative: M 2-3, T 2:15-3:15, F 10-11. Exception: No office hour on Monday, Nov 12. Instead, extra office hour on Thursday, November 8, 2:15-3:15pm (after class).

Course assistant: Alessandro Carlotto.

Office: 380J

E-mail: carlotto "at" math.stanford.edu

Office hours: First week: MWF 1:10-2:10, T 11-12:30, F5-6. Second week: MWF 1:10-2:10, Th 5-8. Third week onwards MWF 1:10-2:10, T 11-12, Th 5-7.

Textbook: `Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers' by Stanley Farlow.

The running syllabus will be here.

Grading policy: The grade will be based on the weekly homework (25%), on the in-class midterm exam (30%) and on the in-class (i.e. not take-home, to take place during finals week, as designated by the registrar) final exam (45%).

The homework will be due in class or in the instructor's mailbox by 9pm on the designated day, which will usually (but not always) be Wednesdays. You are allowed to discuss the homework with others in the class, but you must write up your homework solution by yourself. Thus, you should understand the solution, and be able to reproduce it yourself. This ensures that, apart from satisfying a requirement for this class, you can solve the similar problems that are likely to arise on the exams.

- A+: mid 120s,
- A: 100ish to 120ish,
- A-: mid 90s,
- B+: low 90s,
- B: mid 70s-high 80s,
- B-: 70ish,
- C+: low-mid 60s,
- C: high 40s-high 50s,
- C-: low-mid 40s,
- D: 30s,
- NP: below.

- A+: mid-90s and above,
- A: 80ish to low 90s,
- A-: upper 70s,
- B+: low-mid 70s,
- B: 60ish to upper 60s,
- B-: mid to upper 50s,
- C+: high 40s-50ish,
- C: 40ish- mid-40s,
- C-: mid-30s,
- D: 20ish-low 30s,
- NP: below.

The exam is 75 minutes, and covers Lessons 1-13. Please arrive a few minutes early so that we can start on time. You will be asked to write the first two problems in blue book no. 1, the rest in blue book no. 2, to facilitate the grading. The exam is closed book, notes, computers, etc. A table of transforms from the back of the book will be provided.

To prepare for the exam, first read through the book and lecture notes, then go through the problem sets, and finally attempt the practice exam.

There is a practice midterm with solutions.

- Problem Set 1, due Wednesday, October 3: Lesson 1: 1,2,5; Lesson 2: 1,2,3; Lesson 3: 2.
- Problem Set 2, due Wednesday, October 10: Lesson 5: 1,2,3,4,5; Lesson 6:1,2; Lesson 7:1,2.
- Problem Set 3, due Wednesday, October 17: Lesson 8: 1,3; Lesson 9: 2,4,5; Lesson 10:1; Lesson 11:1,3,4.
- Problem Set 4, due Tuesday, October 23: Lesson 12: 1,2,3,5, Lesson 13: 1,2,3. (Note unusual due date, due to midterm on Thursday, October 25.)
- Problem Set 5, due Wednesday, October 31: Lesson 14: 3,4, Lesson 15: 1,2,3,4.
- Problem Set 6, due Wednesday, November 7.
- Problem Set 7, due Wednesday, November 14.
- Problem Set 8, due Wednesday, November 28 (the penultimate one!).
- Problem Set 9, due Wednesday, December 5 (the last one!): Lesson 33:3,4,5,6,7,8, Lesson 34:1,3, Lesson 30:3,4,5.