Matthew L. Wright
Associate Professor, St. Olaf College

Partial Differential Equations

Math 330 ⋅ Fall 2023

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Thursday
September 7
Introduction and ODE review
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Tuesday
September 12
Uniform transport equation

Bonus video: Paths to Math: John Urschel

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Thursday
September 14
Nonuniform transport equation
Homework 1
due today
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• Read Section 2.4 in the text. There is a lot in this section, but focus on grasping the big ideas. Complete the Reading Questions and bring them to class on Tuesday.
• Begin Homework 2, due next Thursday.
Tuesday
September 19
Wave equation: d'Alembert's solution

Bonus video: Eugenia Cheng on The Late Show

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Thursday
September 21
Finish d'Alembert's solution
Homework 2
due today
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Tuesday
September 26
Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions
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Thursday
September 28
Fourier series
Homework 3
due today
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Tuesday
October 3
Fourier series
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Thursday
October 5
Fourier series
Homework 4
due today
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Tuesday
October 10
Separation of variables
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Thursday
October 12
Separation of variables
Take-home exam
due today
Fall break! No class Tuesday, October 17.
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Thursday
October 19
Separation of variables
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Tuesday
October 24
Separation of variables
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Thursday
October 26
Separation of variables
Homework 5
due today
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Tuesday
October 31
Finite differences
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Thursday
November 2
Finite differences
Homework 6
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Tuesday
November 7
Finite differences
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Thursday
November 9
Finite differences
Homework 7
due today
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Tuesday
November 14
Generalized functions
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Thursday
November 16
Generalized functions
Take-home exam
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Tuesday
November 21
Green's functions
Thanksgiving break! No class Thursday, Nov. 23.
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Tuesday
November 28
Green's functions
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Thursday
November 30
Green's functions
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Tuesday
December 5
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Thursday
December 7
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Tuesday
December 12
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