Math 557, Winter 2011, Methods of Applied Mathematics II: Asymptotics

Instructor: Robert Krasny, 4830 East Hall, (734)-763-3505, krasny@umich.edu
Time/Location: TuTh 10-11:30am, 3096 East Hall
course description
references
Homework
hw1 due: Thurs Jan 20
hw2 due: Thurs Feb 3
hw3 due: Thurs Feb 24
hw4 due: Thurs March 17
hw5 due: Tues April 5
hw6 due: Thurs April 21
Lecture Notes
chapter 1 asymptotic expansions
chapter 2 Laplace's method
chapter 3 method of steepest descent
chapter 4 method of stationary phase
chapter 5 transforms
chapter 6 differential equations
chapter 7 singular perturbation problems (complete to Tues March 29)
notes on using MATLAB
Matlab resources for students
The Origins of Matlab, by Cleve Moler, December 2004
Interview with Peter Lax, AMS Notices, February 2006, "... the astonishing phenomenon of the interaction of solitons was discovered by numerical calculations ..."
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