Lecture 
  course syllabus 

time   Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 – 10:45 AM 
place   Phillips Hall, Room 332 
start   January 13, 2011 

instructor   Christoph Kirsch 
office hours   Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, and Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30 PM (or by appointment) 

assistant   Joseph Seaborn 

midterm exam   Thursday, March 3, 9:30 – 10:45 AM 
final exam   Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 8:00 AM (as set by the University Registrar) – 11:00 AM 

Homework assignments 

Lecture notes 
The complete lecture notes are now online. 
Exams 
Final grades will be posted on Friday, May 6, by 5 PM. Students who would like to know their final grade before it gets posted, please send me an email. Students may also see their graded final exam in my office: Thursday, May 5, 10 AM – 12 PM and 2 – 4 PM 
Content 
 Introduction to boundary value problems for the diffusion, Laplace and wave partial differential equations.
 Bessel functions and Legendre functions.
 Introduction to complex variables including the calculus of residues.

Literature 
Erwin Kreyszig: “Advanced Engineering Mathematics”, 9th Edition; Wiley, 2006 
After a brief review of Chapter 11, we will basically go through Chapters 12–18 of this textbook. 
Prerequisites 
PHYS 104 and 105, and one of MATH 521, 524, or 528 
Multivariable calculus is presumed to be known. Fourier series, integrals and transforms will be reviewed as needed. 
Grading 
Weekly homework assignments, midterm and final exams each count for 1/3 of the total course grade. 