Partial Differential Equations

By Prof. Alaka Das   |   Jadavpur University

Partial differential equations (PDE) is an important branch of Science. It has many applications in various physical and engineering problems. Thus the proposed course  is helpful to the learners from Mathematics, Physics and Engineering background. 

In this course mainly we have attempted to give some ideas about first order and second order linear PDE. Nonlinear PDE is discussed in the last Chapter shortly. The method of solving first-order and second order equations are illustrated taking many examples. There are also problems for self- assessment with answer. The entire course is divided into ten Chapters. Each Chapter is broken into few modules. The video and text of the modules are available on enrolment to this course. The last date for enrolment is 31st  August, 2020. The enrolment to this course is free of cost.

If the leaner find any difficulty to understand some problem, that can be discussed in the discussion forum in which course coordinator is also a member.

After completion of this course one may apply for a certificate.

Learners enrolled: 528


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 04 Jan 2021
End Date : 30 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 08 May 2021
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Mathematics
  • Level : Postgraduate

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    Chapter 1- Basic Concepts of Partial Differential Equations

    Chapter 2- First Order Partial Differential Equations

    Chapter 3- Second Order Partial Differential Equations

    Chapter 4- Elliptic Differential Equations

    Chapter 5- Parabolic Differential Equations

    Chapter 6- Hyperbolic Differential Equations

    Chapter 7- Integral Transform Methods of Solving Partial Differential Equations

    Chapter 8- Green’s Function of solving Partial Differential Equations

    Chapter 9- Eigenfunction Approach

    Chapter 10- Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

    Week 1: Chapter 1

    Week 2: Chapter 1 and 2

    Week 3: Chapter 2

    Week 4: Chapter 3

    Week 5: Chapter 4

    Week 6: Chapter 5

    Week 7: Chapter 6

    Week 8: Revision of Chapter 1-6

    Week 9: Chapter 7

    Week 10: Chapter 7

    Week 11: Chapter 8

    Week 12:Chapter 9

    Week 13: Chapter 10

    Week 14: Chapter 10

    Week 15: Revision of Chapter 7-10 and Assessment from the entire syllabus


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    Prof. Alaka Das

    Jadavpur University

    Educational Qualification: M.Sc(Applied Mathematics), Ph.D (2006)


    Teaching Experience: 19 years in UG and PG level


    Research Interest: Hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic convection, Dynamical systems, nonlinear dynamics, Differential equations, Numerical Analysis


    Research Experience: 22 years


    At the end of this course an examination will be conducted  by CEC, UGC.   After successful completion of examination, a certificate will be issued by the host University after payment of registration fees. All information will be notified in the SWAYAM platform.