MATH 3353

Methods of Applied Mathematics

Spring 2003

**Instructor**: Dr. Scott Gordon, 324 Boyd, 836-4354.

**E-mail**: Office: sgordon@westga.edu, home: lsa_gordon@mindspring.com.

**Time
and Location**: T
11:00-12:15,F 2:00-3:15,302 Boyd.

**Office
Hours**:

M |
1:00
– 4:00* |

T |
1:30
– 4:00 |

W |
11:00
– 12:00, 1:00 – 3:30 |

F |
11:00
– 12:00 |

(*1:30-3:30 in 302 Boyd)

If you
would like to see me but cannot come during one of these times, please call
first or make an appointment.

**Textbook**: *Advanced Engineering Mathematics, *by
Peter V. O'Neil, Fourth Edition. We will cover Chapters

3,6,
14-16.

**Course
Description**: The Laplace
transform with applications to initial value problems; Sturm-Liouville Theory
and eigenfunction expansions; solutions of boundary value problems using
separation of variables, fourier series and transform methods.

**Homework
Exercises**: I will assign
homework exercises after each section. These problems will not be graded, and
are chosen to prepare you for the tests. I encourage you to use my office hours
if you have any questions about them.

**Turn-in
Problems**: I will assign
approximately one problem per week to be turned in for a grade. There will be
15 such problems worth 10 points each. You are *not *to collaborate or
discuss the problems with anyone but me, and any outside sources of information
used must be properly credited (See Academic Dishonesty Policy).

**Tests**: There will be a take-home test every
third Friday, five in all, worth 60 points each. The tests will be due
following Wednesday. The same rules apply regarding collaboration and sources
as for the problem sets.

**Grading
Scale**: A: 86-100, B:
72-85, C: 58-71, D: 44-57, F: 0-43.

**Grading**: Your final grade will be determined as
follows: Problem Sets -33%, Tests -67%.

**Withdrawal**: February 27 is the last day to withdraw
from the course with a grade of W.

**Academic
Dishonesty Policy**: Any
student who engages in any form of academic dishonesty will receive

an
F for the course. The incident will also be reported to the Office of Student
Affairs so that they can determine if further disciplinary action is warranted.
Academic dishonesty is defined as giving or receiving assistance on, a test 0£
problem set from anyone other than myself, or using any unauthorized source of
information on a test or problem set without properly crediting that source.

**Learning
Outcomes**: The student
will be able to:

1.
Use the Laplace transform and Fourier transform to solve initial value problems
and boundary problems for linear partial differential equations. (L4, L8)

2.
Use separation of variables and fourier series to solve boundary problems for
linear partial differential equations. (L4, L8)

3.
Use separation of variables, Sturm-Liouville Theory, and eigenfunction
expansions to solve boundary problems for linear partial differential
equations. (L4, L8)