**Spring 2011. MATH5332. Section 001. **

**Instructor:**
Luan Thach Hoang

Office: MA 234. Phone: (806) 742-2580 Ext 232.
Fax: (806) 742-1112

Email address: *luan.hoang@ttu.edu*

Homepage:
*http://www.math.ttu.edu/~lhoang/*

Office hours: MWF 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

**Classroom and Time:** MA 115, MWF 8:00 am - 8:50 am.

**Course website:**
*http://www.math.ttu.edu/~lhoang/2011Spr-M5332/*

**Text:** *Partial Differential Equations,* 2nd edition, by
Lawrence C. Evans, published by American Mathematical Society.

**Course Description:** Basic theories of partial differential equations that include quasi-linear and linear first order equations, classification of PDE's, hyperbolic equations, elliptic equations, and parabolic equations.

**Course Outline:**

- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Four Important Linear PDE
- Chapter 3: Non-linear First Order PDE (selected topics)
- Chapter 4: Other ways to Represent Solutions (selected topics)
- Chapter 5: Sobolev Spaces
- Chapter 6: Second-Order Elliptic Equations

**Expected Learning Outcomes:** Upon completion of this course, students should master concepts and theories of quasi-linear and linear first order partial differential equations, classification of partial differential equations, hyperbolic equations, elliptic equations, and parabolic equations.

**Methods of Assessment of Learning Outcomes:** Assessment of the learning outcomes will be achieved through homework assignments, two midterm exams, and a final exam.

**Grading policy:** Homework will be assigned weekly and will count for 30% of the grade. There will be two midterm exams in class, each will count
for 20% of the grade. The final exam will count for 30% of the grade.
All in-class exams are closed-book. No make-up exams are given unless
legitimate documents for excuses are presented to the instructor at
least a week in advance. Grading Scale: A: 90%-100%, B: 80%-89%,
C: 70%-79%, D: 60%-69%, F: below 60%.

**Attendance Policy:** Students are expected to attend every class and are responsible for all information given in class.

**Examination Schedule:**

Midterm 1: Friday, February 18.

Midterm 2: Friday, April 8.

FINAL EXAM: Friday, May 6, 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Room MA 115.

**Critical Dates:**

- Jan. 12: Classes begin.
- Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Holiday.
- Jan. 28: Last day to drop a course and receive a refund.
- Mar. 12 - 20: Spring Break.
- Apr. 25: No classes.
- Apr. 27 - May 3: No exams.
- May 3: Last day of classes.

**Academic Misconduct:** Academic dishonesty is intolerable and will be
punished to the full extent allowed by the University policy.

**Civility in the Classroom:** Students are expected to assist
in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.

**Students with Disabilities:** Any student who because of a
disability may require special arrangements in order to meet course
requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible. *"I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a disability that may require special accommodations. I am sure we can work out whatever arrangements are necessary. Please see me during my office hours."*

*NOTE:* When needed, the instructor will communicate with the
students using their TTU email addresses. At the beginning of the
semester, the instructor will send out a message to confirm the students' email addresses.