Department of Mathematics Syllabus

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MAT 228C: Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
Approved: 2011-06-02,

Suggested Textbook: (actual textbook varies by instructor; check your instructor)
R. J. LeVeque. Finite Difference Methods for Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations: Steady-State and Time-Dependent Problems. SIAM, 2007.
http://epubs.siam.org/doi/book/10.1137/1.9780898717839
Search by ISBN on Amazon: 978-0-89871-629-0

Course Description:

Topics Covered
    Godunov method, wave propagation, and high-resolution methods
Detailed contents are attached and covered in Chapters 10-18 of “Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws” by LeVeque. A computer assignment related to these topics is required.
  • Advanced in-depth topic to be chosen by the instructor in charge.

Students are required to submit a final project on the advanced topic covered. This could be a project assigned by the instructor or related to the student’s research but using techniques presented.

Advanced topics include but not limited to:
  • Level Set Methods
  • Spectral Methods
  • Immersed Boundary Methods and Irregular Geometry
  • Mesh Generation
  • Fast Multipole Method
  • Simulations and Stochastic Differential Equations
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics