2011 AARMS Summer School (June 2 – June 29, 2011)

Introduction to Numerical Solution of PDEs and Mesh Adaptation

HH 3017, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Bulletin Board

o   Lecture notes for lectures 1 – 5

o   Lecture notes for lectures 6 – 10

o   Lecture notes for lectures 11 – 15

o   Lecture notes for lectures 16 – 19

o   Homework problems

o   Computer project

General Information:


1.    Instructor: Professor Weizhang Huang (University of Kansas), Email: whuang@ku.edu, Web: http://www.math.ku.edu/~huang

2.    Office hours: TBA

3.    Prerequisite: Basic knowledge on partial differential equations. Knowledge in a programming language (such as Matlab, C, C++, or Fortran) is preferred but not required.

4.    Text: Lecture notes will be made available online. Reference books include (a) Morton and Mayers, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations (Cambridge, 2005), (b) Johnson, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations by the Finite Element Method (Dover, 2009), (c) Huang and Russell, Adaptive Moving Mesh Methods (Springer, 2011).

5.    Grading method:


HW1 (due on June 8, Wednesday)

20 points

HW2 (due on June 15, Wednesday)

20 points

HW3 (due on June 22, Wednesday)

20 points

HW4 (due on June 29, Wednesday)

 20 points

Computer Project (due on June 28, Tuesday)

20 points




100 points


6.    Homework and computer project: Homework and computer project will be collected in class. Sorry, no late papers will be accepted.

7.    Difficulties: If you have trouble seeing, hearing, walking, or others that may prevent you from fully participating in this course, please let me know. We will see what arrangements can be made.