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Mathematics 642:575:

Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations

Class meetings: Monday, Wednesday 5:00-6:20 (6th period) in SEC-210

INSTRUCTOR:

Professor Richard Falk

Hill Center, Room 722

848-445-6916

email: falk@math.rutgers.edu

Course Web
Page

http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~falk/math575/math575-s15.html

OFFICE HOURS: Monday, 3:30-4:30, Wednesday, 3:30-4:30, and by appointment

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Tom Sznigir

Hill Center, Room 608

848-445-4192

email: sznigir@math.rutgers.edu

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday: 12-1:30, Friday: 12-1:30

TEXTBOOKS:

Since detailed lecture notes for this course will be available
on this web site, there is no assigned textbook. However, since
many students find a textbook useful, I recommend the following three,
all available in paperback.

Finite Elements: Theory, fast solvers, and applications
in solid mechanics by Dietrich Braess, Cambridge University Press,
(paperback), 2007 (3rd edition).

Partial Differential Equations with Numerical Methods by Stig Larsson
and Vidar Thomée, Texts In Applied Mathematics, (paperback) Volume 45,
Springer, 2009.

Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations by the Finite Element
Method by Claes Johnson, (paperback) Dover Books on Mathematics, 2009.
GRADING:

Midterm Exam (80 minutes): 35%

Homework: 15%

Final exam: 50%

HOMEWORK:

There will be one assignment for each 3-4 class periods. Since I intend to
post solutions, late homework assignments pose a problem. Students with
exceptional circumstances may be granted short extensions. Please see me as
soon as a problem arises.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:
You may discuss homework problems with me or with other students. However,
after you have finished discussing a problem, you must write your solution
independently, not in concert with others. If you consult any source (such as
a web page, solutions from a previous semester, etc.) in the preparation of
homework, you must acknowledge this by citing that source; moreover, the work
you turn in must be written up in your own words, not copied from a
source. Failure to observe these restrictions will be treated as a violation
of the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.