Code MATH 322
Term 201802
Title Partial Differential Equations
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Mathematics(MATH)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Nilay Duruk Mutlubas -nilaydm@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
MATH202
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Content

Classification, the concept of a well-posed problem. Initial and boundary value problems. Fourier series. The heat equation, the wave equation and the Laplace equation.

Objective

To learn basic partial differential equations and obtain a "feel" that will help understand more complex problems.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this class, students should be able to:
1. Understand the basic types of problems PDE deals with.
2. Differentiate types of PDE's (hyperbolic, parabolic, etc)
3. Solve the basic equations.
4. Apply basic techniques of PDE to similar problems.
5. Use and understand the usage of Fourier series.
6. Understand (have a feel of) text dealing with more complicated equations

Programme Outcomes

 Common Outcomes For All Programs 1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1 2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4 3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4 4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 2 5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 1 1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1 Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics. 2 Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them. 1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software. 2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics. 1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 1 Formulate and analyze problems in complex manufacturing and service systems by comprehending and applying the basic tools of industrial engineering such as modeling and optimization, stochastics, statistics. 2 Design and develop appropriate analytical solution strategies for problems in integrated production and service systems involving human capital, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 3 Implement solution strategies on a computer platform for decision-support purposes by employing effective computational and experimental tools.
 Assessment Methods and Criteria Percentage (%) Final 30 Exam 30 Homework 40
 Recommended or Required Reading Textbook Partial Differential Equations, An Introduction by W. Strauss Readings A First Course in Partial Differential Equations by H.F. Weinberger