M 383C/CSE 386C Methods of Applied Mathematics I.
M 383C, Unique #54415 and CSE 386C, Unique #66195
Prof. Todd Arbogast
Office: RLM 11.162,
Office: POB 5.334,
Office hours: M 12:30-1:50 p.m. and Th 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Also, unless the instructor has pressing business, he will be
available to help students who find him in one of his offices.
Mr. Logan Stokols
Office: RLM 13.152,
Office hours: TuTh 11:00-12:00 noon.
A bound set of lecturer-prepared notes (2016 version) will be available for
purchase from the UT Copy Center, McCombs location, GSB 3.136 (21st and
Speedway) shortly before class begins. A recommended supplemental text is E. Kreyszig, Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications, Wiley, 1978.
MWF 11:00-12:00 p.m., RLM 11.176.
Class Web Sites: We will use the University's Canvas web site. Please check that
your scores are recorded correctly in Canvas. You can access Canvas from my.utexas.edu.
Homework, Exams, and Grades:
Homework will be assigned regularly. Students are encouraged to work in groups;
however, each student must write up his or her own work. Two mid-term exams
will be given in approximately weeks six and eleven. The final exam will be
comprehensive and given Friday, December 9, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Grades will be
recorded in the University Canvas system, so students can check their scores
directly. The final grade will use the plus/minus system and be based on the
homework and the three exams, with somewhat greater emphasis on the final exam.
This is the first semester of a course on methods of applied mathematics. It is
open to mathematics, science, engineering, and finance students. It is suitable
to prepare graduate students for the Applied Mathematics Preliminary Exam in
mathematics and the Area A Preliminary Exam in CSEM. The first semester is an
introduction to functional analysis.
Semester II. (Generally, the following topics are covered.)
- Preliminaries (0 weeks)
- Elementary Topology
- Lebesgue Measure and Integration
- Complex Contour Integration
- Normed Linear Spaces and Banach Spaces (6 weeks)
- Basic Concepts and Definitions
- Some Important Examples
- Hahn-Banach Theorems
- Applications of Hahn-Banach
- The Open Mapping Theorem
- Uniform Boundedness Principle
- The Embedding of X into its Double Dual X**
- Compactness and Weak Convergence in a NLS
- The Dual of an Operator
- Hilbert Spaces (2 weeks)
- Basic Properties of Inner-Products
- Best Approximation and Orthogonal Projections
- The Dual Space
- Orthonormal Subsets
- Weak Convergence in a Hilbert Space
- Spectral Theory and Compact Operators (4 weeks)
- Definitions of the Resolvent and Spectrum
- Basic Spectral Theory in Banach Spaces
- Compact Operators on a Banach Space
- Bounded Self-Adjoint Linear Operators on a Hilbert Space
- Compact Self-Adjoint Operators on a Hilbert Space
- The Ascoli-Arzela Theorem
- Sturm-Liouville Theory
- Distributions (2 weeks)
- The Notion of Generalized Functions
- Test Functions
- Operations with Distributions
- Convergence and Approximations to the Identity
- Some Applications to Linear Differential Equations
- Local Structure of D'
- The Fourier Transform
- Sobolev Spaces
- Boundary Value Problems
- Differential Calculus in Banach Spaces
- The Calculus of Variations
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