Advanced Partial Differential Equations
Formerly: MATH 445B
Classical linear PDEs : transport, Laplace, Poisson, heat, and wave equations. Scalar nonlinear first order equations, Hamilton-Jacobi, conservation laws, characteristics and notion of weak solutions. Representation of solutions, similarity solutions, Fourier transform, singular perturbation, travelling waves, power series solutions. Sobolev spaces, elliptic equations, Lax-Milgram, regularity, maximum principle. Linear evolution equations, parabolic and hyperbolic, semi-group theory. Additional topics as time permits.
- Credit will be granted for only one of MATH 446, MATH 445B.