Instructor: Professor Andrew Belmonte
Contact info: 302 McAllister Building, telephone: 865-2491, email: belmonte@math.psu.edu
Office hours: Monday 11-12, Thursday 11-12, and by appointment.
Class location: 102 McAllister Bldg.
Grader: Mee Rea Park (park_m@math.psu.edu).
Prerequisites: Math 405 or equivalent.
Web Page: http://www.math.psu.edu/belmonte/M580.html
Textbooks:
Makeup class: Tuesday 12/2, 6-7 PM in 115 McAllister Bldg |
Course Syllabus | Problem Sets | Solutions now on reserve
at Math Library: PS 1 - 10, midterm |
This graduate course will cover some of the basic
techniques in applied mathematics that are not necessarily
included in regular mathematics courses but are essential
to the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, computer
science, and other sciences. Its purpose is to introduce
graduate students with diverse backgrounds to several of
the fundamental ideas in applied mathematics, in order to
prepare them for other graduate courses that involve the
use of mathematical or computational techniques.
This two semester course is the result of a collaborative
effort between several departments at Penn State. During
the first semester an emphasis will be placed on the
physical and mathematical notions of vectors and tensors,
and also on the following unifying concepts:
Midterm: Thursday, October 23rd (week 8).
Final: Thursday, December 11th (in class).