M 383D/CSE 386D Methods of Applied Mathematics II.
M 383D, Unique #53240 and CSE 386D, Unique #61045
Revised in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and subject to further modification
Prof. Todd Arbogast
Office hours: W 9:30-10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Please use Piazza (available in Canvas) to discuss questions regarding the material and homework, so all students may benefit from the discussion. You can also use e-mail, but the rest of the class will not see the message.
Mr. Isaac Smith
Please use e-mail to discuss questions regarding the grading of specific assignments.
A bound set of lecturer-prepared notes (2019 version) will be made available
for purchase from the UT Copy Center, Union location, UNB
Online via Zoom (available in Canvas), TTH 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The
lectures will be recorded and accessible later (either in Canvas or possibly on U-Tube).
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Homework, Exams, and Grades:
Homework will be assigned regularly. Students are encouraged to work in virtual groups; however,
each student must write up his or her own work. Two mid-term exams will be given in approximately
weeks six and eleven (the weeks of February 24 and April 20). These will be scheduled in the late
afternoon or evening (to allow more time for the exam), after a vote of the class. The final exam
will be comprehensive and given Wednesday, May 13, 2:00-5:00 p.m. The later two exams may be
proctored remotely using one of the proctoring tools (such as Proctorio).
Grades will be recorded in the University Canvas system, so students can check their scores
directly. The final grade (not recorded in canvas) will use the plus/minus system and be based on
the homework and the three exams, with somewhat greater emphasis on the final exam.
This is the second semester of a course on methods of applied mathematics. It is open to
mathematics, science, engineering, and finance students. It is suitable to prepare graduate
students for the Applied Mathematics II Preliminary Exam in mathematics and the second half of the
Area A-CAM Option Preliminary Exam in CSEM. It is assumed that the first semester was an
introduction to functional analysis, covering the topics listed below. The second semester builds
upon the first semester.
Semester II. The following topics will be covered, as time permits.
- Normed Linear Spaces and Banach Spaces
- Hilbert Spaces
- Spectral Theory and Compact Operators
- The Fourier Transform (3 weeks)
- The L1(Rd) Theory
- The Schwartz Space Theory
- The L2(Rd) Theory
- The S′ Theory
- Some Applications
- Sobolev spaces (4 weeks)
- Definitions and Basic Properties
- Extensions from Ω to Rd
- The Sobolev Embedding Theorem
- The Hs Sobolev Spaces
- A Trace Theorem
- The Ws,p(Ω) Sobolev Spaces
- Boundary Value Problems (3 weeks)
- Second Order Elliptic Partial Differential Equations
- A Variational Problem and Minimization of Energy
- The Closed Range Theorem and Operators Bounded Below
- The Lax-Milgram Theorem
- Application to Second Order Elliptic Equations
- Galerkin Methods
- Green's Functions
- Differential Calculus in Banach Spaces (3 weeks)
- Fixed Points and Contractive Maps
- Nonlinear Equations
- Higher Derivatives
- The Calculus of Variations (1 week, if time permits)
- The Euler-Lagrange Equations
- Constrained Extrema and Lagrange Multipliers
- Lower Semi-Continuity and Existence of Minima
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