Math 527: Advanced Mathematics For Engineers And Physicists I

Course Information

Professor: Kiril Datchev
Section 2 Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 to 11:45 pm, in UNIV 103.
Section 1 Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 to 1:15 pm, in UNIV 103.
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:20 to 1:50 pm, Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:30 pm, or by appointment, in MATH 602.

Textbook: Advanced Engineering Mathematics (10th Edition), by Erwin Kreyszig, on reserve in the math library. An older edition will also work, as I won't be using the book to assign homework problems. We will cover most of the material in the following chapters: 7 (linear systems), 8 (eigenvalue problems), 4 (systems of ordinary differential equations), 6 (Laplace transforms), 11 (Fourier series, integrals and transforms), 12 (partial differential equations).

Grading is based on

  • Almost weekly homework assignments, worth 20% of the total grade,
  • Midterm I, on Wednesday, October 4th, from 8 to 9 pm, in MTHW 210, worth 20% of the total grade,
  • Midterm II, on Monday, November 13th, from 8 to 9 pm, in MTHW 210, worth 20% of the total grade,
  • A Final Exam, on Monday, December 11th, from 7 to 9 pm, in MATH 175, worth 40% of the total grade.
  • Homework is due in class on Thursdays, or in MATH 602 by 1:50pm. It may be handed in up to one week late for half credit. At the end of the semester the lowest homework score will be dropped. Here are the assignments:

    Homework 1, due August 31st.
    Homework 2, due September 7th.
    Homework 3, due September 14th.
    Class is cancelled September 19th and there is no homework due September 21st.
    Homework 4, due September 28th.
    There is no homework due October 5th but take a look at the midterm review problems.
    Homework 5, due October 12th.
    Homework 6, due October 19th.

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