Partial Differential Equations

Through lectures and assignments, explore a variety of PDEs with emphasis on the theoretical aspects and related techniques to find exact solutions and understand their analytic properties.  Learn both basic concepts and modern techniques for the formulation and solution of various PDE problems.  Main topics include the method of characteristics for first order PDE, formulation and solutions to the wave equation, heat equation and Laplace equation, and classical tools to study properties of these PDEs.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Single-variable and multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, real analysis, or equivalent knowledge.