Partial Different Equations OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Undergraduate Class on Partial Differential Equations by MIT

Published Jan 28, 2009

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'Introduction to Partial Differential Equations' is available free online through MIT. This OpenCourseWare class is designed to help undergraduate Mathematics majors master a wide variety of multivariable equations, including those that help explain the nature of heat and sound waves.

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Partial Differential Equations: Course Description

'Introduction to Partial Differential Equations' is a lecture course for upper-level undergraduate students earning bachelor's degrees in Mathematics. Taught by Professor Tobias Colding of MIT, the class takes an in-depth look at various kinds of multiple-variable equations. Partial Differential Equations, or PDEs, are particularly useful for understanding and interpreting problems involving sound and heat waves. Key topics in 'Introduction to Partial Differential Equations' include harmonic functions, the Laplace equation, heat equations and maximum principles. Regularity of L-harmonic functions and mean value inequality are also given attention.

Available materials for the OpenCourseWare version of this class are downloadable lecture notes and homework assignments. To find out more about this class, visit the introduction to partial differential equations course site.

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