School of Mathematical and
Chalmers University of Technology and
This is the first course on differential equations in the Engineering Mathematics program, Teknisk matematik, at Chalmers. Of course students who are not following this program are also welcome. The course consists of 35 lecture hours, 14 exercise hours and 21 hours of computer exercises and gives 4 points.
Stig Larsson (Lectures)
telephone: 772 35 43, 45 46 93 (home)
Matematiskt Centrum, Eklandagatan 86, room 2329
Bernt Wennberg (Lectures)
telephone: 772 53 26, 14 82 49 (home)
Matematiskt Centrum, Eklandagatan 86, room 2243
telephone: 772 53 14, 22 17 71 (home)
Matematiskt Centrum, Eklandagatan 86, room 2228
Where and when:
Tuesdays: Lectures 13.15-15.00, Exercises 15.15-16.00, Time for
Thursdays: Time for questions 8.00-8.45, Exercises 9.00-9.45, Lectures 10.00-11.45.
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K. Eriksson, D. Estep, P. Hansbo and C. Johnson, Computational Differential Equations, Studentlitteratur 1996 (available at the Cremona book shop for SEK 386:-).
Home Assignments (Voluntary):
During the course two sets of assignments will be handed out. Each set
will be divided in two parts. One part contains problems of the
same type as on the final exam, but more complex and time
consuming, the other part consists of computer exercises. You will
account for your work by handing the
solutions to the problems and a short report on the computer work done.
The home assignments can give a maximum of 12 bonus points on the
final exam, where the computer exercises give 0-4 points each and the
problems give 0-2 points each.
The assignments will be available here as soon as they are ready:
Note that there has been an error in assignment 1b. In the first equation, in the left hand side, we wrote c(x) but this should be c(x) u(x). This is now corrected.
Assignment 2 is corrected and can be picked up at my room (Rickard's, 2228). See also my comments on numerically solving a PDE.
Frequently asked questions:
Adfem on Windows
New hint on problem 5.3
The definition of the energy norm
For assignment 1b, problem 1c, remember that delta(y-x)=delta(x-y)
The Robin boundary condition in ass. 1b, prob. 1
How to find the function F(v) to minimize
Old exams with solutions:
Two old exams with solutions are available at Rickard's room. One more old exam will be handed out later.
Exam 97-12-16 with solutions. Exam 98-04-14 with solutions. Exam 98-08-29 with solutions.
Final exam (Compulsory):
The final exam is written and will contain both problems and theory questions. Examples of old exams with solutions will be distributed during the course. The grades on the exam will be:
Note for GU students: you will have a separate exam, covering also Chapter 20.
What has happened so far:
There is a course diary describing the work done so far on lectures and exercises.