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Catalog Information
Title
Theory of Partial Differential Equations 1.
Credit Hours
3
Prerequisite
Math 541, 547. It is proposed that Math 547 be dropped as a prerequisite, as these courses have always operated independently of each other.
Description
Proposed: Classical theory of canonical linear PDEs. Introduction to Sobolev spaces.
Desired Learning Outcomes
Prerequisites
Students should understand analysis at the firstyear graduate level.
Minimal learning outcomes
Outlined below are topics that all successful Math 647 students should understand well. As evidence of that understanding, students should be able to demonstrate mastery of all relevant vocabulary, familiarity with common examples and counterexamples, knowledge of the content of the major theorems, understanding of the ideas in their proofs, and ability to make direct application of those results to related problems.
 Classical theory for canonical linear PDEs
 Transport equation
 Laplace's equation
 Fundamental solution
 Meanvalue and maximum principles
 Energy methods
 Heat equation
 Fundamental solution
 Meanvalue and maximum principles
 Energy methods
 Wave equation
 Spherical means
 Energy methods
 Method of characteristics
 Sobolev spaces
 Traces
 Sobolev inequalities
 Compactness
Textbooks
Possible textbooks for this course include (but are not limited to):
 Lawrence C. Evans, Partial Differential Equations (Second Edition), American Mathematical Society, 2010.
Additional topics
If time permits, HamiltonJacobi equations and/or conservation laws could be introduced.