MATH3078/3978 Partial Differential Equations and Waves
General Information
This page contains information on the Senior mainstream Unit of Study MATH3078 Partial Differential Equations and Waves and the Senior advanced Unit of Study MATH3978 Partial Differential Equations and Waves (advanced). Note that MATH3078 and MATH3978 share the same classes.
 Taught in Semester 2.
 Credit point value: 6.
 Classes per week: Three lectures and one tutorial.
 Lecturer(s): Fernando Viera.
Please refer to the Senior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook for all questions relating to Senior Mathematics and Statistics. In particular, see the MATH3078/3978 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH3078 and MATH3978.
You may also view the description of MATH3078 and the description of MATH3978 in the central units of study database.
More Information
 Lecturer : Dr Fernando Viera 
Carslaw Room 527 
email:
fernando.viera@sydney.edu.au
 Lectures: Monday 2pm / Tuesday 10am / Thursday 2pm (Carslaw Room 175)
 Tutorials: As assigned in your personal timetable
 Consultation time: TUESDAY 12  1pm  Room 527 Carslaw (During Semester Only)
Information Sheet contains information about the unit content, assessments and reference books.
Lecture Schedule gives week by week lecture outline in a single document.
Week 7 QUIZ  was held on the Thursday's lecture (8th of September at 2pm) It was based on material from Weeks 1 to 5 inclusive as shown HERE
Advanced Project Report was due on Monday 19 (Week 9).

SURVEY: Please complete the survey HERE

PreExam Consultations (Room 527 Carslaw):
 THU 3 NOV 10am12noon
 FRI 11 NOV 10am12noon
Exam Front Page: Normal  Advanced

You can now check at the bottom of this page:
 Assignment 2 Marks
 Assignment 1 Marks
 Quiz Marks + solutions
 3078 Presentation Marks
 Now also 3978 Report Marks
Weekly Outlines plus Scanned/Printed Lectures
The Weekly Outlines contain:
 Basic assumed knowledge for all students,
 Minimum learning objectives for a pass,
 Additional reading material for MATH3978 (Advanced) students,
 Learning objectives from Advanced Reading.
 Week 1 Lecture Outline
 Week 2 Lecture Outline Lectures: Monday Tuesday Thursday.
 Week 3 Lecture Outline
 Week 4 Lecture Outline Monday Tuesday Thursday. Thursday's lecture material is already contained in Tuesday's lecture.
 Week 5 Lecture Outline Lectures: Monday Tuesday Thursday.
 Week 6 Lecture Outline Lectures: Monday Tuesday Thursday .
 Week 7 Lecture Outline Lectures: Monday+Tuesday The material in the last three pages (on nonlinear waves) is nonexaminable. There was no lecture on Thursday because of the quiz.
 Week 8 Lecture Outline Lectures: Monday Tuesday. There was no lecture on Thursday because of MATH3078 presentations.
 Week 9 Lecture Outline There were no lectures on Monday and Tuesday this week due to the MATH3078 presentations. Thursday + (Stationary Phase).
 Week 10 Lecture Outline Lectures: Tuesday Thursday No Monday lecture this week because of the public holiday.
 Week 11 Lecture Outline Lectures: Monday Tuesday Thursday.
 Week 12 Lecture Outline Lectures: Monday Tuesday Thursday.
 Week 13 Revision: Monday Tuesday Thursday.
Here is a set of Notes written in 2009 by Dr Charlie Macaskill. These notes are not always aligned with the current course but are helpful to Normal students and provide extra material to Advanced students.
Tutorials
 Week 2 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 3 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 4 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 5 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 6 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 7 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 8 No tutorial exercises for Week 8  Tutorials were used for MATH3078 student presentations.
 Week 9 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 10 No New tutorial problems for Week 10 due to the presentations in the lectures. The tutors will indicate what problems from Week 9 to revise.
 Week 11 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 12 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
 Week 13 Normal  Advanced tute sheets  Normal and Advanced solutions.
Assignments And Presentations/Projects
Assignments and Presentations/Projects for both Normal and Advanced students will be posted here.
 Assignment 1 for Normal and solutions and the grading scheme.
 Assignment 1 for
Advanced
and
solutions and the grading scheme.
 Assignment 2 for Normal and solutions
 Assignment 2 for
Advanced
and
solutions
 Mapping to Numerical Marks here
 MATH3078 Presentation (normal) Information and List of Topics  More TIPS for 3078
 MATH3978 Report (advanced) information  More TIPS for 3978
Reference books
The course content is a selection of important basic concepts in the theory of Partial Differential Equations, a vast area constituting a rich body of materials.
Hence, there are many Reference books covering parts of the lecture material listed on the Information Sheet.
There are also other books on the shelves that you may find useful and can borrow for a longer loan.
Extra Material for MATH3978 (Advanced) students
The extra reading material for Advanced students comes from the book

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations by Peter J. Olver
Advanced students are strongly advised to obtain their own copy. It can be purchased as an ebook from the publisher's website .
Answers to Quizzes
There was only one version of the MATH3078 quiz and one version of the MATH3978 quiz (despite the different coloured papers).
Quiz solutions  Normal and Advanced.
MATH3078 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1, Quiz, Project and Assignment 2 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 07.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz marks must be made by Friday, Oct 07.
Please note that any corrections to Project marks must be made by Friday, Oct 07.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, Nov 11.
MATH3978 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1, Quiz, Project and Assignment 2 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 07.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz marks must be made by Friday, Oct 07.
Please note that any corrections to Project marks must be made by Friday, Oct 14.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, Nov 11.
Timetable
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