# Announcement

Date:  2-11-2009

Guidelines for

ONE SECTION PRESENTATION

This is 5 points worth activity for MATH 470 students. In this activity you are asked to present in front of your instructor and class mates one new section from those listed in the table below.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

1)      Create a PowerPoint slides for the section. The 1st slide is to include the chapter title, section title, your name, ID, etc. Please keep in mind that you have to learn how to use Equation Editor in PowerPoint.

2)      Present for 40 minutes the section in front of class.

3)      Expect questions from your instructor or class mates during the remaining 10 minutes.

4)      You may distribute any handouts if applicable.

5)      Toward the end of the class time you have to present a last slide that lists the main messages the author wanted to deliver in the section. This is like a brief summary with emphasis on the key elements of knowledge in the section.

1)      Understanding a section is unlike explaining it to others. You need to consider a basic ground of knowledge in you audience. Build on that basic ground until you reach the section main points.

2)      Try to use graphs to visualize the math to your audience. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words.

3)      Try to use as much examples as needed. Number examples ease the understanding.

4)      Use your imagination and creativity skills to make produce your PowerPoint slides and to deliver your presentation.

5)      Link your section with the previous section and briefly introduce your class mates to the next section.

 Sec# Sec Title Student Name Presentation Day 5.2 The Weak Maximum Principle THAMER  AL-SAADI 5.3 Solutions on Bounded Intervals APALARA TIJANI 5.4 The Heat Equation on the Real Line 5.5 The Heat Equation on the Half Line 5.7 The Nonhomogeneous Heat Equation

 Date:  3-10-2009 First Day of Class   MATH 470 Partial Differential Equations (3-0-3) - Course Description First order quasilinear equations. Lagrange method and Characteristics. Classification of linear second order PDEs. Brief review of separation of variables. The one dimensional wave equation: its solution and characteristics. Cauchy problem for the wave equation. Laplace's equation: The maximum principle, uniqueness theorems. Green's function. Neumann's function. The heat equation in one dimension. Prerequisite: MATH 301