MA542 Theory of Distributions

Purdue University Fall 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Final Exam

Problems: [FJ] 6.2, 8.12, 9.1
Due: 10am, Thur, Dec 14

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Take-home exam

Problems: [FJ] 4.6, 5.5, 5.6
Due: Tue, Oct 24

Thursday, October 05, 2006


All problems are from [FJ]

#3 Due Thur, Sep 28: 4.1, 4.5, 5.2, 5.4
#2 Due Thur, Sep 14: 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 2.14, 3.3
#1 Due Thur, Aug 31: 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Course Information

Schedule: TTh 10:30-11:45am in REC 316

Instructor: Arshak Petrosyan
Office Hours: TTh 9:30 -10:30am, or by appointment, in MATH 610

[FJ] F. G. Friedlander and M. Joshi, Introduction to the Theory of Distributions, Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition.

Prerequisite: MA544 and a knowledge of linear algebra

Course Description:
The theory of distributions is an extension of classical analysis dealing with the most general notion of differentiability. It is of particular importance in partial differential equations (PDEs) and has applications in virtually every field of modern analysis. This is an introductory course where we will study the basic properties of distributions, convolutions and Fourier transforms, Sobolev spaces, as well as applications to PDEs.

Homework: There is going to be a homework assignment due every other Thursday, starting Aug 31. Assignments will be posted on this page.

Exams: We will have a (take home) midterm exam as well as a final.