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From models to differential equations
1.1 Laundry on a line
1.1.1 A linear model
1.1.2 A nonlinear model
1.1.3 Comparing both models
1.2 Flow through area and more 2d
1.3 Problems involving time
1.3.1 Wave equation
1.3.2 Heat equation
1.4 Differential equations from calculus of vari- ations
1.5 Mathematical solutions are not always phys- ically relevant
Spaces, Traces and Imbeddings
2.1 Function spaces
2.1.1 Hölder spaces
2.1.2 Sobolev spaces
2.2 Restricting and extending
2.3 Traces
2.5 Gagliardo, Nirenberg, Sobolev and Morrey
Some new and old solution methods I
3.1 Direct methods in the calculus of variations
3.2 Solutions in flavours
3.3 Preliminaries for Cauchy-Kowalevski
3.3.1 Ordinary differential equations
3.3.2 Partial differential equations
3.3.3 The Cauchy problem
3.4 Characteristics I
3.4.1 First order p.d.e
3.4.2 Classification of second order p.d.e. in two dimen- sions
3.5 Characteristics II
3.5.1 Second order p.d.e. revisited
3.5.2 Semilinear second order in higher dimensions
3.5.3 Higher order p.d.e
Some old and new solution methods II
4.1 Cauchy-Kowalevski
4.1.1 Statement of the theorem
4.1.2 Reduction to standard form
4.2 A solution for the 1d heat equation
4.2.1 The heat kernel on R
4.2.2 On bounded intervals by an orthonormal set
4.3 A solution for the Laplace equation on a square
4.4 Solutions for the 1d wave equation
4.4.1 On unbounded intervals
4.4.2 On a bounded interval
4.5 A fundamental solution for the Laplace op- erator
5.1 Energy methods
5.2 Maximum principles
5.3 Proof of the strong maximum principle
5.4 Alexandrov’s maximum principle
5.5 The wave equation
5.5.1 3 space dimensions
5.5.2 2 space dimensions
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