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18.152 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, Fall 2004

Sea waves are solutions of complicated partial differential equations.
Sea waves are solutions of complicated partial differential equations. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features lecture notes. In addition to assignments with solutions, an exam section is also available.

Course Description

This course analyzes initial and boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations and the wave and heat equation in one space dimension. It also covers the Sturm-Liouville theory and eigenfunction expansions, as well as the Dirichlet problem for Laplace's operator and potential theory.
 

Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Gigliola Staffilani
Prof. Andras Vasy

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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