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MATH 173

Theory of Partial Differential Equations

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3 units

Letter or Credit/No Credit

A rigorous introduction to PDE accessible to advanced undergraduates. Elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations in many space dimensions including basic properties of solutions such as maximum principles, causality, and conservation laws. Methods include the Fourier transform as well as more classical methods. The Lebesgue integral will be used throughout, but a summary of its properties will be provided to make the course accessible to students who have not had 172 or 205A. In years when Math 173 is not offered, Math 220 is a recommended alternative (with similar content but a different emphasis). Prerequisite: 171 or equivalent.


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