Advanced Partial Differential Equations (MATH*4270)

Code and section: MATH*4270*01

Term: Fall


This course focuses on first and second-order partial differential equations, with examples and applications from selected fields such as physics, engineering and biology. Topics may include the wave equation, the heat equation, Laplace's equation, linearity and separation of variables, solution by Fourier series, Bessel, Legendre and Green's functions, an introduction to the method of characteristics and Fourier transforms. The classification of linear second-order partial differential equations is discussed.