Instructor: Robert Krasny, 4830 East Hall, (734)-763-3505, krasny@umich.edu

Time/Location: TuTh 1-2:30pm, 3088 East Hall

course description

references

Homework

hw1 due: Tues Jan 28

hw2 due: Thurs Feb 13, solution to problem 7

hw3 due: Tues Feb 25

hw4 due: Tues March 17

hw5 due: Thurs April 2

hw6 due: Thurs April 16

hw7 due: Thurs April 28

Lecture Notes

chapter 1 asymptotic expansions

chapter 2 Laplace's method

chapter 3 method of steepest descent

chapter 4 method of stationary phase, mfile

chapter 5 transforms

chapter 6 differential equations

chapter 7 singular perturbation problems

Exams

midterm exam, in class, Thursday Feb 27, covers up to 4.1 (method of stationary phase), one page of notes is allowed

notes on using MATLAB

Matlab resources for students

The Origins of Matlab, by Cleve Moler, December 2004

Interview with Peter Lax, AMS Notices, February 2006, "... the astonishing phenomenon of the interaction of solitons was discovered by numerical calculations ..."

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