MAT-INF4310 – Partial differential equations and Sobolev spaces II

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

Modern theory for partial differential equations of evolution type. Bochner spaces. Parabolic and hyperbolic equations. Conservation laws. Theory for numerical methods: finite volumes.

Learning outcome

Understanding of the modern theory for linear partial differential equations, some aquaintance with nonlinear equations.


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Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with MAT-INF9310 – Partial differential equations and Sobolev spaces II (continued)

5 credits with AIM301

*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.


4 hours of lectures/exercises per week.


One compulsory assignment needs to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam. Final mark based on written examination at the end of the semester.

Oral exam.

Rules for compulsory assignments at the Department of Mathematics

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.

Grading scale

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.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






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Spring 2009

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Spring 2017

Spring 2014

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

Spring 2011

Spring 2009

Spring. According to demand and resources.

Teaching language


The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.