## PHYS2380 Maths 4- Transforms and Partial Differential Equations

### 10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Sven Van Loo
Email: s.vanloo@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

PHYS2170

This module is not approved as a discovery module

### Objectives

On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- use the method of separation of variables to solve the wave, Laplace, Poisson and diffusion equations with appropriate boundary conditions;
- determine the Fourier series for a given function;
- use Fourier series and Fourier transform methods to solve partial differential equations with several independent variables.

Learning outcomes
Manipulate numerical and other quantitative information, and apply manipulative skills to the solution of problems.

Skills outcomes
Basic mathematical methods needed in all branches of science.

### Syllabus

- Wave, Laplace, Poisson, diffusion and SchrÃ¶dinger equations in relevant physical contexts;
- Formulation of boundary-value problems involving each of the above PDEs;
- Solution of boundary-value problems by separation of variables;
- Fourier series and transforms with their applications to PDEs;
- Dirac Delta function and the convolution theorem;
- Solutions of PDEs involving Bessel functions and Legendre polynomials (including orthogonality properties);

### Teaching methods

 Delivery type Number Length hours Student hours Example Class 11 1.00 11.00 Lecture 22 1.00 22.00 Private study hours 67.00 Total Contact hours 33.00 Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) 100.00

### Private study

Homework assignments: 15 hours;
Exam preparation: 20 hours

### Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Homework assignments.

### Methods of assessment

Coursework
 Assessment type Notes % of formal assessment Assignment Marked assignments 15.00 Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) 15.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exams
 Exam type Exam duration % of formal assessment Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) 2 hr 00 mins 85.00 Total percentage (Assessment Exams) 85.00

Students are required to pass all the coursework and exam elements of this module in order to pass the module overall.