18.152 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

As taught in: Fall 2004

Two photos of sea waves.
Sea waves are solutions of complicated partial differential equations. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Gigliola Staffilani

Prof. Andras Vasy

Course Features

Course Description

This course analyzes initial and boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations and the wave and heat equation in one space dimension. It also covers the Sturm-Liouville theory and eigenfunction expansions, as well as the Dirichlet problem for Laplace's operator and potential theory.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this section: .tex.