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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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MATH 4500 - Methods of Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics

An intermediate course serving to introduce both the qualitative properties of solutions of partial differential equations and methods of solution, including separation of variables. Topics include first-order equations, derivation of the classical equations of mathematical physics (wave, potential, and heat equations), method of characteristics, construction and behavior of solutions, maximum principles, energy integrals.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 4600 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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