MAT-INF3360 – Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Partial differential equations, initial and boundary value problems, Representation and analysis of solutions by means of Fourier series, difference methods with stability analysis, maximum principles and energy integrals, Fourier integrals.
To analyse the most important partial differential equations encountered in applied mathematics and to describe and analyse numerical methods for these equations.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with INF-MAT3360 – Partial differential equations (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with INF-MAT4360 – Partial differential equations (discontinued)
The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.
2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem sessions per week.
4 hour written examination at the end of the semester. 2 mandatory assignments must be approved prior the exam. General information about the examination.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.