Lectures: you should attend two hours of each lecture stream each week, making a total of four hours.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
No single textbook is entirely satisfactory for MATH331. The following texts provide useful references for various sections of the course:
- Roger Knobel, An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Waves, American Mathematical Society, 1999 (QA927.K963/1999)
- Walter A. Strauss, Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction, John Wiley and Sons, 1992. (QA374.S86/1992)
- A.N. Tikhonov & A.A. Samarskii, Equations of Mathematical Physics, Oxford University Press (also reprinted by Dover) (QA401.T512/1963)
- J. Billingham & A. C. King, Wave Motion, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- R. Harrington, Time Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields, McGraw-Hill, 1961 (QA403.H24)
- Charles A. Coulson, Waves (2nd ed. revised by A. Jeffrey), London (QA927.C65/1977)
Technology Used and Required
Students are expected to have access to an internet enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Several areas of the university provide wireless access for portable computers. There are computers for student use in the Library and in the Numeracy Centre (C5A 255).
Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.