Syllabus for MATH 402 Section 1

Partial Differential Equations I

Fall Semester 2017 CRN: 71544

Textbook: Basic Partial Differential Equations, by David Bleecker and George Csordas
Meetings: MWF, 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM in Keller 403.
Instructor: Dr. George R. Wilkens
Office: Keller 308
Phone: (808) 956-4677
Hours: TBA, and by appointment.
E-mail: grw at
Home Page:

Academic Expectations

The prerequisite for this course is a grade of "C" or better in either Math 243 (with Math 244 recommended), or Math 253A, or consent. Math 302 is recommended. Students should review the Statement of Academic Expectations. All academic work should be done with the high levels of honesty, integrity and excellence that this University demands.


Our goal is to cover most of chapters 1 through 7 of the text book.

Attendance and Grading

Regular attendance to class lectures is required. The grade will be determined by three in-class exams, a cumulative final exam, and homework. Homework assignments and due dates will be posted on the MATH 402 Homework page. Homework assignments must be legible, and you are required to use proper grammatical English and follow the guidelines for clear and concise writing. The exams and homework will be weighted as follows:

Homework 15% Grade computed from the weekly assignments
Exam 1 15% Wednesday, September 20
Exam 2 15% Wednesday, October 18
Exam 3 15% Wednesday, November 15
Final 40% Friday, December 15, 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM.


You must bring your UH student ID to every test. If Keller Hall is closed for any reason, we will meet by the steps of Hamilton Library. Only documented valid health related excuses will be accepted for missing an exam.

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