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Class  Date  Homework/Test Info All homework assignments are posted on PolyLearn! 
Topics Covered 
1  Monday September 23 
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations  
2  Tuesday September 24 
2.2: Solutions of PDEs  
3  Thursday September 26 
1.2: Derivation of the Heat Equation 1.3: Boundary Conditions for the Heat Equation 1.4: Equilibrium Temperature Distribution Read Section 1.5 

4  Friday September 27 
1.2: Derivation of the Heat Equation 1.3: Boundary Conditions for the Heat Equation 1.4: Equilibrium Temperature Distribution Read Section 1.5 

5  Monday September 30 
2.3: Heat Equation with Zero Temperatures at Finite Ends Separation of Variables 

6  Tuesday October 1 
Homework 1 Due  2.3: Heat Equation with Zero Temperatures at Finite Ends Initial Value Problems, Superposition, and Orthogonality of Sines 
7  Thursday October 3 
2.4: Worked Examples with the Heat Equation (Other BVPs)  
8  Friday October 4 
2.4: Worked Examples with the Heat Equation (Other BVPs)  
9  Monday October 7 
2.5: Qualitative Properties of Laplace's Equation The Mean Value Theorem 

10  Tuesday October 8 
2.5: Qualitative Properties of Laplace's Equation The Maximum Principle 

11  Thursday October 10 
Homework 2 Due Exam 1 

12  Friday October 11 
Class meets in Kennedy Library, Room 111B (Learning Commons)!  Visualizing Solutions of PDEs 
13  Monday October 14 
2.5.2: Laplace's Equation Inside a Circular Disk  
14  Tuesday October 15 
2.5.2: Laplace's Equation Inside a Circular Disk  
15  Thursday October 17 
2.5.2: Laplace's Equation Inside a Circular Disk  
16  Friday October 18 
Class meets in Kennedy Library, Room 111B (Learning Commons)!  Fourier Series and Gibbs Phenomenon 
17  Monday October 21 
3.13.3: Review of Fourier Series  
18  Tuesday October 22 
3.4: Solving PDEs using Fourier Series  
19  Thursday October 24 
3.4: Solving PDEs using Fourier Series  
20  Friday October 25 
Homework 3 Due  3.4: Solving PDEs using Fourier Series 
21  Monday October 28 
4.14.3: The Wave Equation  
22  Tuesday October 29 
4.4: Vibrating String with Fixed Ends  
23  Thursday October 31 
HW 4 Due  The Plucked String 
24  Friday November 1 
Class meets in Kennedy Library, Room 111B (Learning Commons)!  Visualzing Solutions of The Wave Equation 
25  Monday November 4 
Exam 2 Practice Problems  
26  Tuesday November 5 
Exam 2  
27  Thursday November 7 
12.112.3: Method of Characteristics for the Wave Equation  
28  Friday November 8 
Individual Consultations (Exam 2, next course to take, etc.)  
Monday November 11 
NO CLASS Veterans Day 

29  Tuesday November 12 
Method of Characteristics d'Alembert's Solution of the Wave Equation 

30  Thursday November 14 
d'Alembert's Solution of the Wave Equation  
31  Friday November 15 
Method of Characteristics for General Constant Coefficient Equations  
32  Monday November 18 

33  Tuesday November 19 
HW 6 Due  Review of d'Alembert's Solution Method of Characteristics for Variable Coefficient Equations 
34  Thursday November 21 
Review for Exam 3  
35  Friday November 22 
Exam 3  
36  Monday November 25 
5.15.3: SturmLiouville Eigenvalue Problems  
37  Tuesday November 26 
5.15.3: SturmLiouville Eigenvalue Problems  
Thursday November 28 
NO CLASS Thanksgiving Break 

Friday November 29 
NO CLASS Thanksgiving Break 

38  Monday December 2 
5.3: SturmLiouville Eigenvalue Problems (Theorems 46)  
39  Tuesday December 3 
Derivation of the Rayleigh Quotient 5.4: Heat Flow in a Nonuniform Rod without Sources 5.4 Practice Problems: 5.4.1, 5.4.2(b), 5.4.3 

40  Thursday December 4 
5.4: Heat Flow in a Nonuniform Rod without Sources 5.4 Practice Problems 

41  Friday December 5 
Ch. 5 Practice Problems (HW 7) Review 