SPRING 2020, Purdue University

Course Description:

This course will describe analysis and partial differential equation aspects on the hydrodynamic equations in complex fluids.


Changyou Wang
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University

Contact Information:

Office: MATH 714
Phone Number: 4-2719

Lecture Time and Place:

TR 1:30-2:45 pm, REC 114

Office Hours:

Monday 11-12 noon, or by appointment.


No textbooks. But there are relevant reference articles and books.


Some familiarity with linear elliptic and parabolic PDEs, equivalent to MATH 523, is preferable.


There will be tentatively three or four homework problems for you to think and attempt, each of which will be given during the middle of a month (with the option to submit at the end of that month if you want it to be reviewed).

Final Presentation:

Each student will be assigned to read a research article, closely related to the topics that will be covered or mentioned in the course, and then report it within a time window of 30 minutes in class presentation. The presentation will be scheduled during the classes in the reading period (the week April 27-May 1).