## Math 423: Partial Differential Equations

**Course Description**:

Laplace, Heat, and Wave equations; Sobolev spaces; elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations.

Meeting Time: TR 9:25 AM -- 10:40 AM

Location: Herman Brown 453

Website: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~dtd3/Ma423_Fall07

**Instructor**:

David Damanik

Email: [my last name] at rice dot edu

Phone: x3273

Office: Herman Brown 434

Office Hours: TR 2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM or by appointment

**Textbook**:

Lawrence C. Evans, *Partial Differential Equations*, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1998

**Grades**:

The final grade for the course will be determined as follows:

**Homework**:

There will be a homework assignment each week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. All homework is usually due on Thursday, one
week after it is assigned. The homework is not pledged. You are encouraged to discuss the homework, and to work together on the problems. However,
each student is responsible for the final preparation of his or her own homework papers.

**Midterm Exam**:

This is a take-home exam that will be distributed in sealed envelopes Thursday, October 18 in class. It will be due back Thursday, October 25 in class. After opening the envelope you should work for no more than the next two hours. You may use the textbook or notes. Be sure and hand in all the
work you do on each problem. Good luck!

**Final Exam**:

This is a take-home exam that will be distributed in sealed envelopes Thursday, December 6 in class. It will be due back at the end of Finals period
Wednesday, December 19 at 5:00 PM. After opening the envelope you should work for no more than the next three hours. You may use the textbook or
notes. Be sure and hand in all the work you do on each problem. Good luck!

**Disabilities Statement**:

Any
student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or
accommodations should speak to me as soon as possible, preferably
during the first two weeks of class. I will be happy to help you, and
all communications will remain confidential. As a reminder, you will
also need to contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student
Center (www.dss.rice.edu).
If you believe that you have an undocumented disability, you are
encouraged to talk to me and Disability Support Services so that you
can get help.