HW
Assignment for Math 531
This page will give a complete
listing of the reading and homework
assignments that you are required to do.
In addition, Exam and Final dates will
be listed. Most problems will be worked
in WeBWorK.
For WeBWorK students
will login using their last name with a
capital first letter and their Red ID
number for a password. (Logins
are case sensitive!) For
example, suppose your name is Henri
Poincare with Red ID number 314159265.
Then you login with:
Username:
Poincare
Password: 314159265
There is a Lab
Manual (MATLAB and Maple) version,
which will continue to be updated over the
semester with detailed information for
using MatLab and Maple
on your assignments.
Week
1315:We finish Chapter 10 on Fourier Transforms. There is a Take Home Final, which will be due Thursday, May 12.
There are solutions to TakeHome Exam 2, HW10, and HW11.
HW Assignment #10: 10.3.1, 10.3.5, 10.3.6, 10.4.1, 10.4.3, Computer Problem.
These problem are due Monday, May 9.
Week
1112: We finish Chapter 8 on Nonhomogeneous problems and may begin Chapter 10 on Fourier Transforms.
Solutions are available
for HW9.
HW Assignment #10: 8.2.1b, 8.2.2b, 8.2.5, 8.3.1a, 8.4.2, 8.4.3.
These problem are due Wednesday, Apr. 27.
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Notes about Exams
For Exam 1,
you are allowed a Scientific
Calculator (no graphing or smart
functions). All Cell phones must
remain out of sight. You may have one
standard sheet of paper with notes.
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Old Assignments
Week
1: Read Chapters 1 and 2
from the text. The first chapter
introduces Partial Differential
Equations and shows the derivation of
the Heat Equation. The second chapter
shows separation of variables and begins
the process of solving the Heat
Equation.
HW Assignment #1: Work the
WeBWorK Problems, 1.2.9, 1.4.12.
These problem are due Friday,
Jan. 29.
Week
2: Read Chapters 2
and 3 from the text. We continue
techniques of separation of variables
and introduce Fourier series. Computer
code for Maple (heat1d (PDF))
and MatLab (heatjm.m)
are available.
HW Assignment #2: Work the
WeBWorK Problems, 1.5.22, 2.2.4,
2.3.1(b,c,f), 2.3.8, 2.3.11.
(Problem 2.3.11 has changed in 5th
edition, so use linked problem.)
These problem are due Friday,
Feb. 5.
Week
3: Read Chapters 2
and 3 from the text. We continue
techniques of separation of variables
and introduce Fourier series.
HW
Assignment #3: 2.4.1, 2.4.2, Computer
Problem.
These problem are due Friday,
Feb. 12.
Week
4: Continue with
Chapters 2 and 3 from the text. We
continue techniques of separation of
variables and introduce Fourier series.
HW Assignment #4: Work the
WeBWorK Problems, 2.5.1(d,g), 2.5.2,
2.5.6, 2.5.8(b), 2.5.10, 2.5.15(b) .
These problem are due Friday,
Feb. 19.
Week
5: Read Chapter 3 from
the text. We continue Fourier series.
HW Assignment #5: Work the
WeBWorK Problems, 3.3.1(c), 3.3.14,
3.4.1, 3.4.6, 3.4.11, Computer
Problem
2.
Solutions are available
for HW1
and HW2.
These problem are due Friday,
Feb. 26.
Week
6: Read Chapter 4
(through 4.4) and Chapter 5 from the
text. We examine the Wave Equation and
begin SturmLiouville Eigenvalue
problems. There is a TakeHome
Exam, which is due
at classtime on Fri. Mar 11.
You must do this work on your own
according to the honor code of
SDSU. This TakeHome
Exam should provide a good
basis for study of the InClass
Exam, which will be on Fri.
Mar. 11.
Solutions are available
for HW3.
HW
Assignment #6: Work the WeBWorK
Problems, 4.4.1, 4.4.9, 4.4.10, 5.3.2,
5.3.3, 5.3.9, 5.4.5.
These problem are due Friday,
Mar. 4.
Week
7: We continue SturmLiouville
problems and start Chapter 7, higher
dimensional PDEs. Read Chapters 5 and
7 from the text. There is a TakeHome
Exam, which is due
at classtime on Fri. Mar 11.
You must do this work on your own
according to the honor code
of SDSU. This TakeHome
Exam should provide a
good basis for study of the InClass
Exam, which will be on Fri.
Mar. 11.
Solutions are available
for HW4, HW5, and HW6.
HW Assignment #7: Work the
WeBWorK Problem, 5.5.1(c,d),
5.5.5, 5.5.8, 5.5.11
These problem are due Monday, Mar.
14.
Week
89: We continue Chapter 7 with higher dimensional PDEs, Bessel's Differential Equation, spherical problems and Legendre polynomials. For those who want more details, there is a link to good notes on the Method of Frobenius needed for solving Bessel's equation. There are TakeHome Exam Solutions available. Also, there are Exam Solutions available.
HW Assignment #8: Work the
WeBWorK Problems, 5.6.1, 5.8.5 (for b numerically find first 5 e.v.s with h = 1 and L = 1), 5.8.8 (for c numerically find first 5 e.v.s), 5.8.11, 7.3.1 (d), 7.3.2a, 7.3.4a, 7.3.5, 7.5.1a, 7.5.2a.
These problem are due Wednesday, Apr.
6.
Week
10: We complete Chapter 7 with higher dimensional PDEs, Bessel's Differential Equation, spherical problems and Legendre polynomials, then begin Chapter 8 on Nonhomogeneous problems. There is a TakeHome Exam 2, which is due Monday, Apr.
25.
Solutions are available
for HW7 and HW8.
HW Assignment #9: 7.7.1, 7.7.2a, 7.9.1c, 7.9.2b, 7.10.1e, 7.10.2c, 7.10.8, 7.10.9a.
These problem are due Monday, Apr.
18.
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