MA 361 Partial Differential Equations

This course offers a rigorous approach to classical partial differential equations. It begins with definitions, properties, and derivations of some basic equations of mathematical physics followed by the topics: solving of first order equations with the method of characteristics; classification of second order equations; the heat equation and wave equation; Fourier series and separation of variables; Green’s functions and elliptic theory; examples of the first and second order nonlinear partial differential equations.




MA 221 and (MA 227 or MA 226)


Pure and Applied Mathematics Program

Typically Offered Periods

Spring Semester