Math 121: Advanced Analysis
Fall 2004


The final exam will be on Saturday Dec 18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in our usual classroom.

A list of the sections of the text that the final exam will cover is:

I will hold office hours 1-3 W, Th and 12-2 Fri of Finals week.

Here is a link to a previous final exam (ignore questions 5 and 6). Solutions to the second midterm are linked below.


John Hunter
Phone: (530) 752-3189
Office: 654 Kerr Hall
Office hours: MF 1:00–2:00 p.m., W 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Lectures: MWF 10:00–10:50 a.m., Robbins 146

Important dates:


Eli Goldwyn
Office: 469 Kerr Hall
Office hour: Th 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Exams and Course Grade

There will be two in-class midterms and a final:

Midterm I: Wednesday Oct 27
Midterm 1 solutions (postscript)
Midterm 1 solutions (pdf)
Sample midterm solutions (postscript)
Sample midterm solutions (pdf)
Midterm II: Monday Dec 6
Midterm 2 solutions
Sample midterm.
Sample midterm solutions.

Final (Exam Code X): Saturday Dec 18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Copy of Final Exam.

Homework will be assigned each week, due on Fridays by 2:00 p.m. Late Homework will not be accepted.

The course grade will be based on Homework (10%), Midterms (25% each), Final (40%), weighted as shown.

Text for Math 121

Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, 2nd Ed., Mary L. Boas, John Wiley and Sons, 1983.

The course will cover the following parts of the text: Chapter 7 (Fourier series); Chapter 12 (Legendre, Bessel, and other special functions); Chapter 13 (partial differential equations); and Chapter 15 (Fourier and Laplace transforms).

Homework Assignments

Set 1 (due Friday Oct 8):

Set 2 (due Fri, Oct 15):

Set 3 (due Fri, Oct 22)

Set 4 (due Mon, Nov 1)

Set 4a (due Fri, Nov 5 -- Guy Fawkes Day)

Set 5 (due Fri, Nov 12)

Set 6 (due Fri, Nov 19)

Set 7 (due Mon, Nov 29)

Set 8 (due Fri, Dec 3)

No Problems will be assigned for the last week.

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