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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).

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SURVEY: Please complete the survey HERE

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Pre-Exam Consultations (Room 527 Carslaw):

  • THU 3 NOV 10am-12noon
  • FRI 11 NOV 10am-12noon

Exam Front Page: Normal ---- Advanced

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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.

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

Assignments And Presentations/Projects

Assignments and Presentations/Projects for both Normal and Advanced students will be posted here.

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
and the relevant sections are included in the Weekly Lecture Outlines.

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.

Check your marks

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.

Check your marks

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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