## Courses

**AMS 501 Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems I **

Examples of initial and boundary value problems in which differential equations arise.
Existence and uniqueness of solutions, systems of linear differential equations, and
the fundamental solution matrix. Power series solutions, Sturm-Louisville theory,
eigenfunction expansion, Green's functions.

Spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 501 Webpage

**AMS 502 Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems II **

Analytic solution techniques for, and properties of solutions of, partial differential
equations, with concentration on second order PDEs. Techniques covered include: method
of characteristics, separation of variables, eigenfunction expansions, spherical means,
GreenÕs functions and fundamental solutions, and Fourier transforms. Solution properties
include: energy conservation, dispersion, dissipation, existence and uniqueness, maximum
and mean value principles.

Prerequisite: AMS 501

Fall, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 502 webpage

**AMS 503 Applications of Complex Analysis **

A study of those concepts and techniques in complex function theory that are of interest
for their applications. Pertinent material is selected from the following topics:
harmonic functions, calculus of residues, conformal mapping, and the argument principle.
Application is made to problems in heat conduction, potential theory, fluid dynamics,
and feedback systems.

Spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 503 webpage

**AMS 510 Analytical Methods for Applied Mathematics and Statistics **

Review of techniques of multivariate calculus, convergence and limits, matrix analysis,
vector space basics, and Lagrange multipliers.

Fall, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 510 webpage

**AMS 526 Numerical Analysis I **

Direct and indirect methods for solving simultaneous linear equations and matrix inversion,
conditioning, and round-off errors. Computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Co-requisite: AMS 505

Fall, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 526 webpage

**AMS 527 Numerical Analysis II **

Numerical methods based upon functional approximation: polynomial interpolation and
approximation; and numerical differentiation and integration. Solution methods for
ordinary differential equations. AMS 527 may be taken whether or not the student has
completed AMS 526.

Spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 527 webpage

**AMS 528 Numerical Analysis III **

An introduction to scientific computation, this course considers the basic numerical
techniques designed to solve problems of physical and engineering interest. Finite
difference methods are covered for the three major classes of partial differential
equations: parabolic, elliptic, and hyperbolic. Practical implementation will be discussed.
The student is also introduced to the important packages of scientific software algorithms.
AMS 528 may be taken whether or not the student has completed AMS 526 or AMS 527.

Spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 528 webpage

**AMS 530 Principles in Parallel Computing **

This course is designed for both academic and industrial scientists interested in
parallel computing and its applications to large-scale scientific and engineering
problems. It focuses on the three main issues in parallel computing: analysis of parallel
hardware and software systems, design and implementation of parallel algorithms, and
applications of parallel computing to selected problems in physical science and engineering.
The course emphasizes hands-on practice and understanding of algorithmic concepts
of parallel computing.

AMS 530 webpage

**AMS 565 Wave Propagation**

Theory of propagation of vector and scalar waves in bounded and unbounded regions.
Development of methods of geometrical optics. Propagation in homogeneous and anisotropic
media.

Fall, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 565 webpage

**AMS 566 Compressible Fluid Dynamics **

Physical, mathematical, and computational description in compressible fluid flows.
Integral and differential forms of the conservation equations, one-dimensional flow,
shocks and expansion waves in two and three dimensions, quasi-one-dimensional flow,
transient flow, numerical methods for steady supersonic flow, numerical methods for
transient flow.

Spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading

AMS 566 webpage