Math 402 – Syllabus

Course: Math 402 (http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/courses/departments/math.htm)

Title: Partial Differential Equations I

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: 243 or 253A, or consent. Recommended: 244 and 302.

Catalog Description: Integral surfaces and characteristics of first and second order partial differential equations. Applications to the equations of mathematical physics.

Textbook: Basic Partial Differential Equations, by David Bleecker and George Csordas.

Subject Material: We will cover parts of chapters 1-7 of the text.

Instructor: Evan Gawlik

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Homework: Homeworks will be due at the beginning of class on the dates specified on the homework page.

  • Late homework will not be accepted.

  • It is allowed and even encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates, but your final write up of your homework solutions must be your own work.

Exams: There will be three midterm exams and one final exam. See the course calendar for the specific dates.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have a schedule conflict involving the final examination. You should not enroll in this class if you cannot sit for the final examination at its scheduled time.

  • There are no make-up exams, except for documented medical emergencies.

  • No calculators will be allowed during the examinations.

Grading: Your course grade will be based on the following scale:

A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D-
99 93 90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60


The scale may be adjusted to be more lenient depending on the performance of the class.

Your score in the course will be calculated as follows:

  • 20% Homework, 15% Midterm 1, 15% Midterm 2, 15% Midterm 3, 35% Final Exam

Academic Integrity: Students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the University of Hawaii's campus policies, including the Student Conduct Code and policies on academic integrity. For more information, please click here.

Kokua: Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability is invited to contact me privately. I would be happy to work with you, and the KOKUA Program (Office for Students with Disabilities) to ensure reasonable accommodations in my course. KOKUA can be reached at (808) 956-7511 or (808) 956-7612 (voice/text) in room 013 of the Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services