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M 376C M 376C. Methods of Applied Mathematics. 3 Hours.

Variational methods and related concepts from classical and modern applied mathematics. Models of conduction and vibration that lead to systems of linear equations and ordinary differential equations, eigenvalue problems, initial and boundary value problems for partial differential equations. Topics may include a selection from diagonalization of matrices, eigenfunctions and minimization, asymptotics of eigenvalues, separation of variables, generalized solutions, and approximation methods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427J or 427K, and 340L or 341, with a grade of at least C- in each.