Partial Differential Equations and Applications

Introduction: Multi-index notation, examples. Transport Equation: homogeneous and non-homogeneous. Laplace equation: Fundamental solution; Average value; Green's Property, Function; Energy methods. Heat equation: Fundamental solution; Duhamel's principle; Average value formula; Solution properties; Energy Methods; Wave equation: Solution by spherical means (n = 1 and n = 3); Duhamel's principle; Energy method. Separation of variables (Fourier series). Plane and Traveling Waves (group speed and dispersion). Fourier transform. Distribution space and Fourier transform.


Basic Information

45 hours
Functional Analysis: Fundamentals


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