## ANNOUNCEMENTS

Registration for Spring term opens Thursday, February 23, 2016.

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## COURSE DESCRIPTION

We will study three types of equations in detail: the Laplace equation, the heat equation and the wave equation. We will also introduce distributions and discuss the notion of a `fundamental solution'. Finally, we introduce Sobolev spaces, investigate their properties and use them to solve general second order elliptic equation.

## INSTRUCTORS

Gang Zhou

SHERMAN FAIRCHILD RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

384 Sloan

626-395-4367

## TEXTBOOKS

Partial Differential Equations by Lawrence C. Evans, ISBN 0-8218-0772-2 (recommended but not required)