Math 442: Intro to Partial Differential Equations


Overview

This course covers basic theory of partial differential equations, with a particular emphasize on the wave, diffusion, Laplace and Schrodinger equations. Topics include classification of PDEs in terms of order, linearity and homogeneity, finding the solutions of the PDEs using methods such as geometric, operator, Fourier, separation of variables and spherical means.


Syllabus

Math 442 Syllabus.pdf


Prerequisites

One of MATH 284, MATH 285, MATH 286, MATH 441

Credit Hours

3

Tuition

Undergraduate Students  
Graduate Students  
Courseware Cost None

Students must be able to print out assignments, write out solutions, then scan their written work and upload it to Moodle. 

Students with a Bachelor's degree will be assessed graduate level tuition rate for this course. However, one cannot receive graduate level credit for courses numbered below 400 at the University of Illinois.


Testing

Exams: This course has three 90-minute midterm tests and a 3-hour final exam.

Proctorship Information: This course requires that you obtain a proctor. Please see our Proctor Information for further instructions.


Course Options

Please Note:

Students currently registered in a University of Illinois Graduate Degree program will be restricted from registering in 16-week Academic Year-term NetMath courses. Matriculating UIUC Grad students will be allowed to register in Summer Session II NetMath courses. 

This page has information regarding the self-paced, rolling enrollment course. If you are a UIUC student interested in taking a course during the summer, you may be interested in a Summer Session II course.


INSTRUCTOR

Individual students enrolled in this course are assigned to a course instructor. 


Course Timeline

Your time in the course begins on the date your registration is processed. This course is 16 weeks long with the possibility of purchasing an extension. Eligible students may purchase up to two 1-month extensions for $300 each. Click here for information about extensions for this course. Click here to apply for an extension.