Thursday, 16 April 2009

Exam covers B5b-supp material only

To clarify (as people have been asking this question): Note that the exam covers only material from B5b-supp, not from B568a (which I also taught, as you know). You should treat things as if B568a were taught by somebody else.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Class to go over Homework Solutions

By popular demand, I will be holding a class to go over the solution sets for the two assignments, or at least as much of it as I can fit in 2 hours. This will take place on Monday of Week 0 (April 20th) from 3-5pm in DHSR3 in Dartington House.

See you there!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Solution Set 2 posted

I have posted the solutions to the second problem sheet.

The TA has informed me that only 3 students submitted solutions. This is very disappointing. He also told me that many people haven't even bothered to pick up their marked solutions to the first sheet. That is also rather disappointing.

Thus far, only three people have expressed any interest in a problem session. Hopefully, interest in such a class will prove a little bit wider than that. You can e-mail me or post a comment here to let me know if you are interested in attending such a class.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Solution Set 1 posted

I have posted the solutions to the first exercise sheet.

Note: Thomas Woolley (the TA) has mention that when asked to show things with delta functions that many people used the 'definition' of it being infinite at one point and 0 elsewhere. The whole point of doing distributions is that that is not good enough, so consider yourself warned that doing something like that for exam solutions is not going to result in a lot of points. As we have discussed in lectures, the definition of things like delta functions is based on distributions, and I will expect your answers to reflect that.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Change of lecture venue

Note that the final three lectures of the term (Tuesday week 6, and both Monday and Tuesday of week 7) will be in L2 in MI, so thankfully we won't have to roast as we have for the past 5 lectures!

Friday, 30 January 2009

Problem sheet due dates

Problem sheet 1 will be due Wednesday of week 6 at the crack of noon. There will be a box in the usual spot in the Mathematical Institute. The sheets will be marked and returned no later than Monday of week 7. (They will be in the same box where you put them.)

Problem sheet 2 will be due Monday of week 8 at noon. The sheets will be marked and returned no later than Thursday of week 8.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Welcome to Supplementary Lecturers in PDEs (Hilary 2009)

Welcome to the Hilary 2009 version of Supplementary Lectures in Applied PDEs.

It will meet twice weekly during weeks 4-7: Mondays 2-3pm and Tuesdays 3-4pm (in SR2 in the Mathematical Institute)

The TA is Thomas Woolley.

The two principle topics to be covered are distributions (aka, the mathematically and physically rigorous way to deal with things like delta functions) and Fourier theory. Note that there will be a good amount of cross talk between these two basic topics, and overall there is somewhat more coverage of distributions than of Fourier series. These topics are somewhat different from last year, and if you're worrying about anything you heard about last year's course, please note that I have rewritten the lecture notes from scratch.

Note that problem sheets and scanned lecture notes have been posted.