Instructor: Dennis DeTurck
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I will (usually) have "regular" office hours on Mondays from 6-7:30 pm, at my place in the Quad, since that's a pretty central location. "Regular" means that during those times, I'm there for my Math 425 students, and I'm not allowed to tell you I'm busy (unless it's with another student). You are welcome to stop by at other times, but at those times I reserve the right to ask you to come back later if I'm involved with other stuff. There will be other times that I will announce either in class or by email (and they'll always be posted on this website). Occasionally I will have dean stuff on Monday evenings, and I'll let you know about changes to that schedule as well.
Homework will be assigned at almost every class session (well, at least weekly). You will sometimes need to use a computer to do some of your homework. The hardest thing about the study of PDE is that by its nature, it deals with functions of several variables, which are often difficult to visualize. So I want you to work a little bit all the time (rather than in a panic the night before some big assignment is due) so that what goes on in class makes more sense to you. The homework will often contain instructions for reading. Make sure you do the reading before the class for which it is assigned. I will assume you have done so.