Aug 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

MATH 442 - Elements of Partial Differential Equations

Theory of partial differential equations emphasizing the basic nature of solutions of hyperbolic, parabolic, and elliptic equations as represented, respectively, by the wave, heat, and Laplace equations. Solution techniques covered include the method of characteristics, separation of variables, generalized eigenfunction expansions, and the Fourier integral and transform. Theoretical approaches are presented for the following topics: convergence and uniform convergence of Fourier series, Bessel’s inequality, Green’s identities, Sturm-Liouville theory, uniqueness of solutions, existence of fundamental solutions, and the maximum principle.

Prerequisites & Notes
PRQ: MATH 232, MATH 240, and MATH 336.

Credits: 3