Sergey Dyachenko (email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Ryan Creedon (email email@example.com) TA
Time & Place:
Due to the UW regulations the classes do not meet in person until the end of the Spring quarter. The lectures are instead video recorded and are uploaded to my website until then, the link to the video recordings is below:
3/29/2020 Lecture 0: Course organization and introduction .mp4
The homework assignments with due dates will be posted on Homework website. The homework can be uploaded under the Assignments tab on Canvas. Please use PDF format.
There are no in-person office hours, instead we will have online office hours via Zoom meetings.
Covers traveling waves of linear equations, dispersion relation, stability, superposition and Fourier analysis, d'Alembert solution, standing waves, vibrations and separation of variables, traveling waves of nonlinear equations, conservation laws, characteristics, breaking, shocks, and rarefaction.
There are no required textbooks. The course is based on the lecture notes of Professor Bernard Deconinck and
are available here Link.
Roger Knobel, "An introduction to the mathematical theory of waves", AMS 1999, Student Mathematical Library Vol. 3
The overall grade for the class is accumulated from the scores of homework (40%) and exams (60%). There is one midterm exam, and the final exam. The grade for the class is assigned at the end of the quarter after the final exam is graded, however you are welcome to email me with questions about your current grade at any time during the semester to see how well you are doing. All missing work (HWs/Exams) is awarded zero points, so be sure to turn-in on time. The written work is expected to be neat: illegible work will not be graded. Answers to problems without supporting work or solution will receive no credit.
One lowest homework score is dropped. You are encouraged to cooperate while doing homework, but you are expected to complete the homework on your own and to write the solutions in your own words, and not contain pieces taken verbatim from elsewhere. The homework that looks too much alike will not be counted.
Examination Policy :
We will have take-home midterm exam, and the final exam is TBA.
Tentative Exam Dates:
Religious Accommodation Policy:
Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The University of Washington policy, including information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Faculty Syllabus Guidelines and Resources. Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form available at