Lecture on 31.10, B2 will be replaced by tutorial in lecture room A203.

Tutorial on 31.10, B1 will be cancelled.

The missing two lectures will be done in November.

Introduction to partial differential equations

Prof Li Chen


Wednesdays, 12:00 - 13:30 B6, 26 - A 203

Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:45, B6, 26 - A 203

Tutorial :

Thursdays, 8:30 - 10:00 (from the third week, B6 A304)

Achtung: Änderung KW 40

Das Tutorial "Introduction to partial differential equations" wird nicht am Donnerstag, sondern am Mittwoch, 2.10.2019 von 13:45-15:15 Uhr in A 5, 6 - C 012 abgehalten.


Course description: This is an introduction course to PDEs. It includes linear transport equation, wave equation, heat equation and Poisson equation. Derivation of the solution formula by using characteristic method, separation of variable, Fourier transform are given. Classical tools such as maximum principle and energy estimates are introduced in order to get uniqueness and stability of the solutions.

Language: English


  • Lecture notes (online)
  • L. C. Evans, Partial differential equations
  • F. John, Partial Differential Equations
  • S. Salsa, Partial differential equations in action, from modelling to theory
  • W.A. Strauss, Partielle Differentialgleichungen



Course information

Exercise sheet will be published online before Thursday 18:00

The answers for the exercise sheet should be handed in before the Wednesday tutorial in Box No. 46216.

The oral exam will be taken place in B6 28 C411 in December 2019.