# Math 256A Homepage, Spring 2013-2014

### Partial Differential Equations

Office: 383M

Phone: 723-2226

E-mail: andras "at" math.stanford.edu

Tentative office hours: MF 11-12, T 10-11. Exception: No office hour
on Monday, April 7; Tuesday, April 8; Friday, May 16;
Monday, June 2; and Tuesday, June 3.

### Class location: MWF 10-10:50am typically, Room McCullough
126. However, with a significant frequency, to be announced soon, the
class will start at 9:30am to make up for the missed lectures listed
below. Note the recent change of classroom.

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No class on Monday, April 7; Wednesday, April 9; Wednesday, May 14, Friday, May 16;
Monday, June 2; and Wednesday, June 4. Also no class on Friday, April
4, due to math PhD qualifying exam. Makeup classes, to be held by
starting at 9:30am will be announced gradually.

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On Monday, Wednesday, Friday, April 14, 16, 18, as well as April 21,
23, 25, and April 28, 30, May 2, and May 5, 7, 9 and 12, and May 19,
21 and 23 the class will start at 9:30am.

Textbook:
Leon Simon's lecture notes. Will be handed out in hard copy in class.
Each of these "lectures" amounts to 2-3 50 minute lectures for our course
when done in detail. However, I will try to do some topics in less detail
to get through as much of the 16 lectures as possible; certainly getting
through the first 11 "lectures" is a goal.

This is an advanced graduate PDE class, but no PDE background
is required. However, a working knowledge of functional analysis
as in 205A-B is a must. We rely on Leon Simon's lecture
notes. This course should be appropriate for first year graduate students.
Grading policy: There are a few homeworks which must be handed in, but due
to unavailability of graders, will not be graded carefully. There are
no exams.

The homework will be due either in class or by 10am in the instructor's mailbox
on the designated day. You are
allowed to discuss the homework with others in the class,
but you must write up your
homework solution by yourself. Thus, you should understand the solution,
and be able to reproduce it yourself.

### Problem Sets (Problem numbers are from the lecture notes):

Problem Set 1: 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7. Due Friday,
April 18.
Problem Set 2, due Friday, May 2:
3.1-3.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 5.1, 5.5, 5.8, 5.9