Fall 2012 Edition

Time & Place: Tuesdays 12:00-13:00 and Fridays 10:30-12:30 in HH/312

Instructor: Dr. Bartosz Protas

Office: HH 326, Ext. 24116

Office hours: Tuesdays 13:30-14:30 and Fridays 13:00-14:00, or by appointment

**Announcements:**

Outline of the Course:

The course will focus on techniques for numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). The objectives of the course are essentially twofold: first, provide students with an understanding of the deeper mathematical foundations for certain classical numerical methods which they should already be familiar with, and, secondly, introduce students to more advanced numerical methods for PDEs. The course will address both theoretical aspects, such as error and stability analysis, as well as certain implementation issues. The presented methods will be illustrated using well-known PDEs from mathematical physics. The specific topics that will be discussed include (optimistic variant):Primary Reference:

Supplemental References:

In addition to the above references, sets of lecture notes and example MATLAB codes will be made available to students on the course webpage.

Prerequisites:

Numerical Analysis at the undergraduate level (including numerical methods for ODEs and PDEs), Partial Differential Equations, basic programming skills in MATLABGrades:

The final grades will be based onThe

I reserve the right to alter your final grade, in which case, however, the grade may only be increased.

Academic Integrity:

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Important Notice:

The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.