This course focuses on the fundamental mathematics of the partial differential equation (PDE) and methods to solve the PDE. Topics include "description of physical problems with PDE", "features of PDE", "typical method to get an analytical solution of PDE" and "numerical method to solve PDE". In the classes concerning "numerical method", computer practices are scheduled.
PDE plays an important role as a common language to describe and solve various physical problems. It must be useful to acquire the skill to describe physical problems with PDE and to understand physical phenomena using PDE.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
I. Describe typical physical problems in PDE.
II. Understand physical phenomena from PDE.
III. Solve various PDE by analytical method.
IV. Solve various PDE by numerical method.
Partial Differential Equation (PDE), modeling of the physical phenomena, advection equation, wave equation, diffusion/heat equation, Poisson equation, analytical solution, numerical solution
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first half part of this course, theoretical aspects of PDE are reviewed. In the latter half part, some numerical methods to solve PDE and computer practices are scheduled.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Definition and categories of partial differential equation||Review mathematical definition and law of partial difference, and Learn categories of partial differential equations.|
|Class 2||Fourier series and Fourier transform||Learn the expansion of Fourier series and Fourier transform.|
|Class 3||Modeling of flow phenomena with the hyperbolic PDE||Learn the modeling of transportation phenomena due to flow|
|Class 4||Analytical solution of the hyperbolic PDE||Learn the method of analytical solution of the hyperbolic PDE|
|Class 5||Modeling of diffusion phenomena with the parabolic PDE||Learn the modeling of diffusion phenomena|
|Class 6||Analytical solution of the parabolic PDE||Learn the method of analytical solution of the parabolic PDE|
|Class 7||Modeling of a steady state with the elliptic PDE||Learn the physical modeling with the elliptic PDE|
|Class 8||Analytical solution of the elliptic PDE||Learn the method of analytical solution of the elliptic PDE|
|Class 9||Test level of understanding with exercise problems for the first part of the course - Solve exercise problems covering the contents of classes 1–8.||Test level of understanding of classes 1–8.|
|Class 10||Theory of numerical solution of PDE - Hyperbolic equations||Learn the numerical solution of hyperbolic PDE based on characteristic curves|
|Class 11||Practice of numerical solution of PDE - Hyperbolic equations||Implement a program to solve the hyperbolic PDE|
|Class 12||Theory of numerical solution of PDE - Parabolic equations||Learn the numerical solution of parabolic PDE based on Finite Difference Method|
|Class 13||Practice of numerical solution of PDE - Parabolic equations||Implement a program to solve the parabolic PDE|
|Class 14||Theory of numerical solution of PDE - Elliptic equations||Learn the numerical solution of elliptic PDE based on Finite Difference Method|
|Class 15||Practice of numerical solution of PDE - Elliptic equations||Implement a program to solve the elliptic PDE|
Advanced engineering mathematics, Erwin Kreiszig, John Wiley & Sons.
Students' knowledge of "description of physical phenomena with PDE", "analytical solution of PDE", "numerical solution of PDE", and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed. The first half part of class 1-8 is evaluated through a midterm exam and exercise problems, the later part of class 10-15 is assessed by an end of term report.
Students must have successfully completed "Ordinary Differential Equations and Physical Phenomena" or have equivalent knowledge.