Math 557, Winter 2020, Applied Asymptotic Analysis

Instructor: Robert Krasny, 4830 East Hall, (734)-763-3505,
Time/Location: TuTh 1-2:30pm, 3088 East Hall
course description
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
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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