Instructor: Professor Andrew Belmonte
Contact info: 004E Thomas Building, telephone: 865-2491, email: belmonte@math.psu.edu
Office hours: Wed 2-3, Thurs 2-3, and by appointment.
Class location: TUESDAY - 018 Henderson Bldg. / THURSDAY - 221 Hammond Bldg.
Grader: Bin Zheng (bzz102@psu.edu).
Prerequisites: differential vector calculus, linear algebra, differential equations (including separation of variables), eigenvalues, Fourier series, complex numbers. For more information, contact the instructor.
Web Page: http://www.math.psu.edu/belmonte/math580_04.html
Textbooks (required):
Additional Texts:
Sections of texts covered | A session focusing on Prob Sets 7, 8, and 9 will be held
FRI 12/10, 10-11 AM in 122 Thomas |
Review of some aspects of matrix theory |
N. Handzy's MATH 580 page | Course Syllabus | Problem Sets |
This graduate course covers some of the techniques in applied mathematics that are not necessarily included in regular courses, but are essential to the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, and other sciences. Its purpose is to introduce graduate students with diverse backgrounds to several fundamental ideas in applied mathematics, in order to
prepare them for graduate work that involves the
use of advanced mathematics.
This two semester course is the result of a collaborative
effort between several departments. During the first semester the emphasis will be on the physical and mathematical notions of vectors and tensors, and also on the following unifying concepts:
Midterm: Thurs 10/28/04 (in class).
Final: Tues 12/14/04 2:30 PM 018 Henderson (finals week).