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Welcome to the class
« on: December 18, 2014, 06:08:33 AM »
APM 346 Spring 2015
Welcome to this class forum!


It runs in conjunction with this course website. More permanent and systematic information is placed on website, while forum is for discussion. Please read before registering!

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Re: Welcome to the class
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 06:30:21 AM »
Section L5102 (this one) vs L5101
How these sections are different?
  • Basic material will be the same, but exposition different; advanced material could be different. Marking scheme will be different and home assignments, tests and final exams will differ as well. Both instructors are in good terms but the sections will be run independently. Because of this movements between sections will be difficult—except during first two weeks.
  • We do not have a fixed printed textbook, instead there will be an online textbook;
  • Students enrolled in L5101 ("the others") can register and participate in this forum and even get karma, but it will not translate into bonus points in your marks (at least not by me).

Prerequisites
You must know
  • Functions of several variables (Calculus II, both differential and integral calculi)
    Self-check
  • Ordinary differential equations
    Self-check
Assets
You are neither required nor need to know, but some knowledge is useful (to cope with  some examples and advanced remarks)
  • Some physics (Electromagnetic Theory, Thermal Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Elasticity, Hydro & Air Dynamics)
  • Complex Variables
  • Real Analysis
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Textbook
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 06:39:01 AM »
Textbook
We do not have a fixed printed textbook, instead there will be online textbook
it is under construction. It will be a further development of

Those lectures will be copied into this course and expanded and modified. Usually each weekend (Sat or Sun) three new sections and a home assignment will be released covering the coming week and over next weekend (Fri or Sat) these lectures will be modified; further (hopefully minimal) modifications will be done as needed.

Probably there are (and will be) more errors and misprints than in the printed edition, but it is free and we are much more flexible: if you find some part of the exposition too brief or confusing, just advise me and I will try to improve. Your suggestions are very welcome!