Undergraduate Study

MATH2065 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

General Information

This page contains information on the Intermediate Unit of Study MATH2065 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations.

This unit is offered in Semester 2.

Lecturer(s): Fernando Viera

For further information on Intermediate Mathematics and Statistics, refer to the Intermediate Handbook. In particular, see the MATH2065 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH2065.

You may also view the description of MATH2065 in the central units of study database.

  • Credit point value: 6CP.
  • Classes per week: Three lectures, one tutorial and one practice class.

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  • Lecturer: Fernando Viera

  • Lecture Times: 8am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Carslaw Room 157

  • Consultation hours: Monday 10-11am (Carslaw 527 or 524).

More Information

  • Scanned Notes:There are no printed notes for this subject.

    The handwritten lecture notes will be posted online on the same day, after the lecture.

  • Practical Sessions:Some lectures (usually Thursday's Lectures) will be used as Practical Problem Solving Sessions ("Pracs"). The aim of the Pracs is to go through Selected problems in the lecture, to help you prepare for Tutorials, Quizzes, Assignments and the final Exam.

    Some of the problems from Pracs not solved during Semester, will be solved during revision in Week 13.

  • Tutorials: (Start in WEEK 1) Tutorial questions are available online via the links in the Table below. Solutions will be posted at the end of the week.
  • Assignments: Assignments must be submitted electronically through Turnitin via the Learning Management System (Blackboard), as PDF files only.

    Always check your submission receipt to ensure the assignment has been submitted correctly.

    Please ensure you keep your original hard copy of the assignment.

  • Unit Information Sheet: More important information is contained here about this subject, including final grades, syllabus, reference books, and so on.


Mid-Term QUIZ

    Here are the four versions of the quiz. Worked solutions are not available. However, the correct responses are given in the Last Page.
  • Version 1 Version 2 Version 3 Version 4
  • You may collect your answer sheet during Monday or Tuesday lectures on the 9th and 10th of October. Uncollected answer sheets will then be left in the pigeon holes on Level 6, Carslaw. If you are concerned about privacy we recommend that you collect your sheet in the lectures.
  • The Sample Quiz with answers is available Here and on the table below. Note that full worked solutions are not available.


  • Pre-exam Consultations (Room 527):

    Wed 8 Nov 10-12

    Wed 15 Nov 10-11

    Wed 22 Nov 10-11

  • Past exam papers with short answers: paper-1 -- paper-2 -- paper-3

    Note: The definition of Fourier transform used in these exams is different from the one introduced in lectures. Therefore your answer will look slightly different.

  • Here is the Front Page of the exam plus the tables that you will be getting.


This Table contains links to Lecture notes, additional handouts, assessment sheets and solutions.

Tutorials Practice Assessments Lecture notes Handouts
Week 1

Tutorial 1


Normal Lecture on Thursday -- No Prac this week


Lecture 1.1  Lecture 1.3

Lecture 1.2  Lecture 1.4


Week 2

Tutorial 2


Practice 2



Lecture 2.1   Lecture 2.3

Lecture 2.2   Lecture 2.4

ODE Summary

Week 3

Tutorial 3


Practice 3


Lecture 3.1   Lecture 3.3

Lecture 3.2  Lecture 3.4

LAPLACE Transform Table

Week 4

Tutorial 4


Practice 4


Lecture 4.1  Lecture 4.3

Lecture 4.2  Lecture 4.4

Week 5

Tutorial 5


Practice 5

Sample Quiz 1

Lecture 5.1  Lecture 5.3

Lecture 5.2   Lecture 5.4

BVP/Fourier Summary

Week 6

Tutorial 6


Practice 6

Lecture 6.1  Lecture 6.3

Lecture 6.2  Lecture 6.4

Week 7

Tutorial 7


Practice 7


Lecture 7.1  Lecture 7.3

Lecture 7.2  Lecture 7.4

Week 8

Tutorial 8


Normal Lecture on Thursday --- No Prac this week due to Quiz

Lecture 8.1  Quiz

Lecture 8.2  Lecture 8.4

Week 9

Tutorial 9


Practice 9

No Lecture on Monday due to Public Holiday

No Lecture   Lecture 9.2

Lecture 9.1  Lecture 9.3

Even/Odd Functions

Week 10

Tutorial 10


Practice 10


Lecture 10.1   Lecture 10.3

Lecture 10.2   Lecture 10.4

Lecture 10.1 written by P. Kim
Week 11

Tutorial 11


Practice 11

Lecture 11.1   Lecture 11.3

Lecture 11.2   Lecture 11.4

FOURIER Transform Table

Week 12

Tutorial 12


Practice 12


is now due on

Thursday 26 October

Week 12

Lecture 12.1   Lecture 12.3

Lecture 12.2   Lecture 12.4

Week 13

Tutorial 13


No Prac this week


Lecture 13.1   Lecture 13.3

Lecture 13.2   Lecture 13.4

Week 14 STUVAC        
Check your marks

MATH2065 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1 and Quiz have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 marks must be made by Friday, Oct 13.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz marks must be made by Friday, Oct 13.



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