Fall 2015: Math 241 (Calculus IV)
This course is an introduction to Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), including topics such as: Heat, Wave and Laplace equations, Separation of Variables, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville problems, Bessel functions, and Fourier transforms.
Central website: Math 241
Syllabus, textbook, tentative schedule: Math 241 syllabus
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm - 1:20pm, DRL A4
Wednesdays, 8:00am - 8:50am, DRL 3N6
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 9:50am, DRL 3N6
Fridays, 8:00am - 8:50am, DRL 4C8
Fridays, 9:00am - 9:50am, DRL 3C8
Mondays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Sebastian Sewerin, DRL 4E14)
Thursdays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (Renato Bettiol, DRL 4E3)
Midterm 1, September 24, 12:00pm - 1:20pm (in class)
Midterm 2, November 3, 12:00pm - 1:20pm (in class)
Final, December 17, 9:00am - 11:00am, Room TBA
Final grades will be determined based on weekly homework (15%), Midterm 1 (20%), Midterm 2 (25%), and Final (40%).
Academic integrity and class policies:
The highest levels of academic integrity, as detailed in the Pennbook, must be upheld in all activities related to this course. Students are encouraged to discuss homework problems with each other, but are required to write their solutions independently. The university-wide policies and procedures that are in effect regarding academic integrity, attendance, student conduct, secular and religious holidays, students with disabilities, etc are clearly stated in the Pennbook, and will be followed strictly. Absence from an exam will result in a zero grade for that exam, except in extraordinarily unusual circumstances, with both a valid written excuse and instructor approval. Any requests for grade revision must be submitted in writing.