18.305 - Advanced Analytic Methods (Fall, 2017)

Lecturer: Hung Cheng

Email: huncheng @ math . mit .edu

Phone: 3-3663

Website: math.mit.edu/~huncheng

Office: Room 2-379

Office Hours: F 3:00–5:00 pm, or call to make appointments.

Lectures: MWF 11:00am-noon , Room 2–147

TA: Lucas Tambasco, Room 2-333C

TA Email: Ltambasc@mit.edu

TA Office Hours: By Appointment


Covers expansion around singular points: the WKB method on ordinary and partial differential equations; the method of stationary phase and the saddle point method; the two-scale method and the method of renormalized perturbation; singular perturbation and boundary-layer techniques; WKB method on partial differential equations.

Prerequisites: 18.04, 18.075, or 18.112

Text Book: Advanced Analytic Methods in Applied Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, by Hung Cheng, Luben Press

Homeworks: Homeworks assigned each week will be collected in the first class of the following week. You may discuss the problems with your classmates, but not copy their solutions. No late homework will be accepted without valid excuses. The homeworks will be 10% of the total grade.

Exams: There will be three exams: Oct 6 Fri, Nov 8 Wed, Dec 8 Fri. No final. Each exam is 30% of the total grade.