Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

— Part III & CCA graduate course, michaelmas term 2014 —

Course description

Example classes taught by: Harsha Hutridurga

Wikipedia commons

Chapter 1 (updated 2014): From ODEs to PDEs

Example sheet of chapter 1 (updated 2014)

Chapter 2 (updated 2014): The Cauchy-Kovalevskaya theorem

Example sheet of chapter 2 (updated 2014)

Chapter 3 (update 2014 in progress): Ellipticity

Example sheet of chapter 3 (updated 2014)

Chapter 4: Hyperbolicity

Example sheet of chapter 4 (updated 2014)

Midterm assignements 2013

Midterm assignements 2014

Mock Exam 2014

Exam 2014

Additional material:

Remarks on the prehistory of Sobolev spaces, J. Naumann

Notes on Sobolev spaces, W. Wong

Final assignements 2012-2013:

Existence and Regularity of Solutions to the Minimal Surface Equation (Tom Begley, Henry Jackson, James Mathews, Parousia Rockstroh)

Existence and Uniqueness for the Vacuum Einstein Equations (Rob Hocking, Tim Talbot, Marcus Webb)

The Cauchy problem for the Boltzmann equation (Alexander Bastounis, Thomas Holding, Vittoria Silvestri)

Heat Flow Methods in Geometry and Topology (Helge Dietert, Kim Moore, Parousia Rockstroh, Giles Shaw)

Final assignements 2013-2014:

An Overview of the Cauchy Problem for the Vlasov-Poisson Equation (Ben Jennings, Adam B Kashlak, Davide Piazzoli)

Existence and Continuation for Euler Equations (David Driver and Harold Lim)

Gaussian beams and the propagation of singularities (Dominic Dold, Karen Habermann, Ellen Powell)

Leray–Schauder Existence Theory for Quasilinear Elliptic Equations (Sam Forster, Eavan Gleeson, Franca Hoffmann)

Sources:

Some significant parts of these lecture notes are borrowed from some lecture notes previously written by Mihalis Dafermos for this CCA course, and from some lecture notes I wrote for a similar course I gave in Paris-Dauphine 2006-2009. The lecture notes are also strongly inspired by the books of C. Evans, E. Lieb & M. Loss, W. Strauss, F. John, by the review paper Partial differential equations of S. Klainerman, and by various lecture notes available online by L. Boutet de Monvel, B. Driver, B. Helffer, G. Tsogtgerel and C. Villani.

3 comments on “Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

  1. hutridurga says:

    Example Classes for Sheet No. 2:

    28/10/2014 (Tuesday): 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (MR11)

    30/10/2014 (Thursday): 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (MR21)

    31/10/2014 (Friday): 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (MR21)

    • hutridurga says:

      A slight change in the schedule for Example Classes of Sheet No. 2:

      30/10/2014 (Thursday): 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (MR21)

      31/10/2014 (Friday): 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (MR21)

      01/11/2014 (Saturday): 9.00 am – 11.00 am (MR12)

  2. hutridurga says:

    Example Classes for Sheet No. 3:

    28/11/2014 (Friday): 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (MR21)

    02/12/2014 (Tuesday): 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (MR21)

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