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Mathematics 642:575:

Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations

Class meetings: Monday, Wednesday 5:00-6:20 (6th period) in SEC-210

**INSTRUCTOR:** Professor Richard Falk

Hill Center, Room 722

phone: 848-445-6916

email: falk@math.rutgers.edu

Course Web
Page http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~falk/math575/math575-s17.html

OFFICE HOURS: Monday, 3:30-4:30, Wednesday, 3:30-4:30, and by appointment

**TEACHING ASSISTANT:** Lun Zhang

Hill Center, Room 622

phone: 848-565-5825

email: lz210@math.rutgers.edu

OFFICE HOURS: Monday: 9:30-11:30

**TEXTBOOKS:**

Since detailed lecture notes for this course will be available
on this web site, there is no assigned textbook. However, since
many students find a textbook useful, I recommend the following three,
all available in paperback.

*Finite Elements: Theory, fast solvers, and applications
in solid mechanics* by Dietrich Braess, Cambridge University Press,
(paperback), 2007 (3rd edition).

*Partial Differential Equations with Numerical Methods* by Stig Larsson
and Vidar Thomée, Texts In Applied Mathematics, (paperback) Volume 45,
Springer, 2009.

*Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations by the Finite Element
Method* by Claes Johnson, (paperback) Dover Books on Mathematics, 2009.
**GRADING:**

Midterm Exam (80 minutes): 40%

Homework: 10%

Final exam: 50%

**HOMEWORK:**

There will be one assignment for each 3-4 class periods. Since I intend to
post solutions, late homework assignments pose a problem. Students with
exceptional circumstances may be granted short extensions. Please see me as
soon as a problem arises.

**ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:**
You may discuss homework problems with me or with other students. However,
after you have finished discussing a problem, you must write your solution
independently, not in concert with others. If you consult any source (such as
a web page, solutions from a previous semester, etc.) in the preparation of
homework, you must acknowledge this by citing that source; moreover, the work
you turn in must be written up in your own words, not copied from a
source. Failure to observe these restrictions will be treated as a violation
of the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.

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