# Fall 2002 courses in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Math Graduate Program

## About the table below

Please see **Beginning the fall semester**
at the bottom of this page.

**Warning**

All of the entries are currently correct and intended to still be
correct at the start of the semester. Updating will occur when the
maintainer of this page is informed. Experience has shown that
schedules, instructors, and topics will change. The word "Probably" is
used here as a periodic reminder of this fact.

**Course number**

640 is the prefix for *Mathematics* courses and 642 is the prefix
for *Applied Mathematics* courses. There is now no distinction in
degree requirements for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, and to
some extent there has been a steady decrease in any emotional or
intellectual separation which might have existed.

**Index number**

This five digit number is needed to register for a course in the
Rutgers system.

**Course name**

This is the official course name which is in the Rutgers system for
the course corresponding to the given course number. There may be
little relationship between this name and the course contents.

**Instructor**

Probably.

**Place**

Probably. HLL refers to Hill Center. The Graduate Program and the Math
Department control the use of only a few (four) real classrooms. There
are other spaces available which have sometimes been used for class
meetings.

**Days, period; times**

Probably. Constraints on meeting times include times which should be
left free for faculty meetings, times left free for traditional
seminar meetings, and 8 AM. Most faculty and almost all graduate
students are quite unwilling to admit that 8 AM exists as a time for
intellectual converse. Note: Monday=M, Tuesday=T, Wednesday=W,
Thursday=Th, Friday=F. The "period" refers to the Rutgers 80-minute
period. Period 1 begins at 8:10. There are 20 minutes between periods.

**Informal description**

Faculty were asked to supply informal descriptions of their
courses. These descriptions were edited mildly. Some descriptions
which are given may change, hopefully not too much.

### You may click on any course number and get a course description.

Course number Descriptions |
Index number |
Course name | Instructor | Place Days, period; times |
---|---|---|---|---|

640:501 | 02466 | Theor Func Real Vari |
R. Wheeden | HLL 525 MW 5; 2:50-4:10 |

640:503 | 02467 | Theor Func Comp Vari |
O. Costin | HLL 423 TTh 5; 2:50-4:10 |

640:507 | 09922 | Functional Analysis |
A. Soffer | HLL 423 MW 6; 4:30-5:50 |

640:509 | 14316 | Sel Topics in Analysis |
F. Treves | HLL 425 TTh 5; 2:50-4:10 |

640:519 | 12193 | Sel Topics in Diff Equ |
S. Chanillo | HLL 423 TTh 2; 9:50-11:10 |

640:521 | 14317 | Harmonic Analysis |
Y. Li | HLL 423 MW 2; 9:50-11:10 |

640:540 | Intro Alg Topology |
To be announced. | To be given in spring 2002 | |

640:532 | 14318 | Differential Geometry |
X. Rong | HLL 124 TTh 2; 9:50-11:10 |

640:534 | 14319 | Sel Topics in Geometry |
P. Feehan | HLL 525 TTh 3; 11:30-12:50 |

640:535 | 14321 | Algebraic Geometry |
J. Tunnell | HLL 525 MW 4; 1:10-2:30 |

640:551 | 02469 | Abstract Algebra |
R. Lyons | HLL 425 WF 2; 9:50-11:10 |

640:560 | 14323 | Homological Algebra |
C. Weibel | HLL 124 TTh 4; 1:10-2:30 |

640:566 | 14324 | Axiomatic Set Theory |
S. Thomas | HLL 124 TTh 5; 2:50-4:10 |

640:573 | 12197 | Spec Top Number Theory |
H. Iwaniec | HLL 124 TF 3; 11:30-12:50 |

642:527 | 02545 | Methods of Appl Math |
G. Goldin | HLL 705 MW 7; 6:10-7:30 |

642:550 | 02546 | Linear Alg & Applications |
R. Goodman | HLL 423 M 7; 6:10-7:30 & W 4; 1:10-2:30 |

642:575 | 14325 | Num Solutions of PDE |
M. Vogelius | HLL 525 TTh 5; 2:50-4:10 |

642:582 | 02547 | Combinatorics |
D. Zeilberger | HLL 525 MTh 2; 9:50-11:10 |

642:587 | 10461 | Algebraic Methods in Combinatorics |
J. Kahn | HLL 425 TF 3; 11:30-12:50 |

642:591 | 14412 | Topics in Probability and Ergodic Theory |
J. Beck | HLL 425 MW 5; 2:50-4:10 |

642:611:01 | Sel Top Appl Math |
M. Kruskal | To be
given as a reading course.Please contact the instructor. | |

642:661:01 | 06052 | Topics Math Physics |
J. Lebowitz | HLL 124 M 4; 1:10-2:30 & W 2; 9:50-11:10 F 4; 1:10-2:30 (sometimes!) |

642:661:02 | Topics Math Physics |
G. Gallavotti | To be
given as a reading course.Please contact the instructor. |

## Beginning the fall semester

- The first class day of the fall 2002 semester is Tuesday, September 3, 2002.
- Written qualifying exams will be given during the week before the semester begins, Wednesday and Thursday morning (August 28 and 29, 2002).
- There will be a reception for new graduate students on Friday afternoon (August 30, 2002) of the week before the semester begins.

^{th}floor. On rare occasions even more food appears. There are

*many*interesting seminars almost every week.

More complete descriptions of courses including information about
texts are usually posted outside the 3^{rd} floor mailroom.
Almost all introductory graduate courses in mathematics are given as a
series of lectures. Most such courses have written homework, and one
or more oral or written examinations. Many basic courses have
assigned texts. More advanced courses depart from these rules. Students
are sometimes asked to lecture, and there are rarely assigned texts.

Last Modified 7/26/2002.