
Math 531  Partial Differential Equations 



San Diego State University  This page last updated 21Jan11 

Lecture Information
This page will be used to give links to additional material for the course. Most material will come directly from the text:
Applied Partial Differential Equations by Richard Haberman
Lecture Note Supplements
Chapter 2: Programming Supplement
A class demonstration of Maple and MatLab is given for the onedimensional heat equation. Links are provided for a Maple Worksheet and a MatLab Mfile for the Heat Equation in onedimension.
Chapter 3: Programming Supplement
A class demonstration of a Fourier series is given. A link is provided for a MatLab Mfile for this Fourier series.
Chapter 5: Programming Supplement
Finding eigenvalues for boundary conditions of the third kind . A link is provided for a Maple file to show how to numerically find eigenvalues of this transcendental equation.
Chapter 7: Programming Supplement
Visualizing vibrating rectangular membranes, we have a link for a Maple file (rect_memb.mws). Also, solutions to Bessel's differential equation are provided using Maple (bessel.mws). Solutions to Legendre's differential equation are provided using Maple (legendre.mws).
Below are some MatLab codes and pictures from PDEs provided by Ricardo Carretero.
Matlab:
Maple:
Lectures:
Heat equation in 1D:
heat.m.
PDE integrator in 1D:
PDE_integrator.m, wave_plotsurf.m.
Normal modes of wave equation: vibrate.m
Solutions to the linear wave equation: wave_eq.m.
D'Alambert solutions to the linear wave equation: ugauss_utzero.m.
Bessel modes: bessel_modes.m, besselzero.m.