Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


Multivariable Calculus (18.02), Differential Equations (18.03) or Honors Differential Equations (18.034)



Buy at Amazon Logan, J. David. An Introduction to Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience, c2008. ISBN: 9780470225950.

In addition to the required textbook, the following recommended books will also be used:

Buy at Amazon Logan, J. David. Applied Mathematics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience, c2006. ISBN: 9780471746621.

Buy at Amazon Howison, Sam. Practical Applied Mathematics: Modelling, Analysis, Approximation. Cambridge, UK; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521603690.

Buy at Amazon Whitham, G. B. Linear and Nonlinear Waves. New York, NY: Wiley, 1974. ISBN: 9780471940906.

Buy at Amazon Haberman, Richard. Mathematical Models: Mechanical Vibrations, Population Dynamics, and Traffic Flow: An Introduction to Applied Mathematics. Philadelphia, PA: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1998. ISBN: 9780898714081.

Assignments and Exams

There will be six problem sets, due approximately every two weeks. There will be an in-class midterm exam and a final exam.


Problem sets 30%
Midterm exam 30%
Final exam 40%