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Module Detailed Information for [MA4221]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 30 Mar 2018 04:27

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Module Information
Module Code :
MA4221 IVLE
Module Title : Partial Differential Equations
Module Description : The objective of this introductory course is to provide the basic properties of partial differential equations as well as the techniques to solve some partial differential equations. Partial differential equations are the important tools for understanding the physical world and mathematics itself. This course will cover three types of partial differential equations and will provide a broad perspective on the subject, illustrate the rich variety of phenomena and impart a working knowledge of the most important techniques of analysis of the equations and their solutions. Major topics: First-order equations. Quasi-linear equations. General first-order equation for a function of two variables. Cauchy problem. Wave equation. Wave equation in two independent variables. Cauchy problem for hyperbolic equations in two independent variables. Heat equation. The weak maximum principle for parabolic equations. Cauchy problem for heat equation. Regularity of solutions to heat equation. Laplace equation. Green's formulas. Harmonic functions. Maximum principle for Laplace equation. Dirichlet problem. Green's function and Poisson's formula.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : 05-05-2018 AM
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : MA3220
Preclusion : Nil
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 3-1-0-0-6
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


Lecture Time Table
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom
SL1 LECTUREEVERY WEEKMONDAY8001000LT21,
SL1 LECTUREEVERY WEEKTHURSDAY8001000LT21,

Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom Iteration
T02 TUTORIALEVERY WEEKWEDNESDAY16001700S17-0404,
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 2].
T03 TUTORIALEVERY WEEKWEDNESDAY17001800S17-0404,
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 2].





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