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MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

CODE 66176
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9268 YACHT DESIGN(LM-34) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MAT/07
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to provide a presentation of the most common partial differential equations (PDE) and their solution techniques through an analysis of various applications. The emphasis is devoted to second order PDE and the understanding of the specific techniques for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic cases.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The unit deals with the most important partial differential equations through their most important mathematical physical in the pleasure of craft sector.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Active participation in lectures and individual study will enable the student to:

    - be able to classify the main partial differential equations;

    - calculate the analytical solution of partial differential equations of elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic types;

    - use the techniques of separation of variables, series and Fourier transform, special functions.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The module is based on theoretical lessons.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    1. Introduction to partial differential equations (PDE). The elastic string and the transition from discrete systems to continuous systems. Second order partial differential equations. Classification and normal form. Elliptic, hyperbolic and parabolic PDE.
    2. Elliptic equations. The harmonic functions. Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions, the Poisson formula for the circle.
    3. Separation of variables technique. Series and Fourier transform. The Gibbs effect, the analysis of normal modes, the delta Dirac "function”. Bessel functions and problems in polar coordinates.
    4. Parabolic differential equations, diffusion and heat equations; descriptions in space and time domain.
    5. Hyperbolic equations: the equation of D'Alembert. The method of characteristics, the elastic membrane, the mechanical interpretation of the normal modes.
    6. Some concept on PDE of higher order: the biharmonic equation and its Cauchy problem. The vibration of bars and plates.
    7. Non homogeneous PDE and Green functions.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • Sono disponibili delle dispense del corso.
    • A.N.Tichonov, A.A.Samarskij: Equazioni della Fisica matematica, Problemi della fisica matematica, Mosca,1982;
    • R. Courant, D. Hilbert, Methods of Mathematical Phisics vol I e II, Interscience, NY, 1973;
    • R. Bracewell, The Fourier Transform and Its Applications, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999;
    • P. V. O’ Neil, Advanced engineering mathematica, Brooks Cole, 2003;
    • H. Goldstein, Meccanica Classica, Zanichelli, Bologna, 1985;
    • V. I. Smirnov. Corso di Matematica superiore, Vol. 3. MIR (1978).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination mode consists of an oral test to ensure learning of the course content.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam focuses on the learning of one or two subjects from those discussed in class.