7 credits during the 1st year of 9011 Mathematics (LM-40) GENOVA

7 credits during the 2nd year of 9011 Mathematics (LM-40) GENOVA

## OVERVIEW

Some basic topics in Partial Differential Equations are covered.

The lectures are delivered in Italian.

## AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is to provide a first introduction to Partial Differential Equations Theory.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide some basic contents in Mathematical Analysis (Partial Differential Equations Theory) that are considered important to get a well grounded knowledge in the basic branches of Mathematics for the students who want to get a master's degree in Applied Mathematics.

Expected learning outcomes:

The students will become acquainted with the concepts and proofs carried out in class and how they are used in practice to solve exercises; moreover they will know how to produce easy variants of demonstrations seen and construct examples on topics covered in this course.

TEACHING METHODS

Both theory and exercises are presented by the teacher in the classroom on the blackboard.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Fundamental linear partial differential equations with constant coefficients: the transport equation, the equations of Laplace, Poisson, the heat and the wave equation. General properties of the solutions: mean value property, maximum principle, energy estimates and their consequences. Some general techniques to obtain explicit formulas for solutions: separation of variables, Green’s function, reflection method, Duhamel’s principle, spherical means, method of descent. First order quasilinear equations. Conservation laws.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lawrence C. Evans, Partial Differential Equations, Graduate Studies in Math. Vol. 19, 1998, American Mathematical Society, Providence , Rhode Island.

S. Salsa - Partial differential equations in action: from modelling to theory - Springer 2008

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

**Office hours:** At the end of lectures or by appointment.

Exam Board

GIANFRANCO BOTTARO (President)

GIANCARLO MAUCERI (President)

ANDREA BRUNO CARBONARO

## LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Both theory and exercises are presented by the teacher in the classroom on the blackboard.

LESSONS START

The class will start according to the academic calendar.

Class schedule

## EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral.

Exam schedule

Date | Time | Location | Type | Notes |
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16/01/2018 | 10:00 | GENOVA | Scritto | Prenotarsi almeno 4 gg prima per e-mail presso il docente |

01/02/2018 | 10:00 | GENOVA | Scritto | Prenotarsi almeno 4 gg prima per e-mail presso il docente |

20/06/2018 | 08:30 | GENOVA | Scritto | Prenotarsi almeno 4 gg prima per e-mail presso il docente |

24/07/2018 | 08:30 | GENOVA | Scritto | Prenotarsi almeno 4 gg prima per e-mail presso il docente |

20/09/2018 | 08:30 | GENOVA | Scritto | Prenotarsi almeno 4 gg prima per e-mail presso il docente |