These fall somewhere between an outline of the material covered in class and a real text book, and are very much a work in progress. These notes are intended to provide a background and guide to the material covered in class, and, in some cases, goes into greater depth than we are able to in class. For quizzes and exams, you will only be responsible for what is actually covered in class, but reading the additional material may still be helpful in gaining a deeper understanding.
The notes are organized into chapters representing the major topics to be covered during the semester. These chapters will likely be updated as the semester progresses. Major updates will be announced on the Updates page of this web site.
Simulation of Diffusion. The animated simulation of diffusion from a sharp boundary that I showed in class was created in Mathematica, a computer program with a wide range of powerful tools for mathematics. Although Mathematica is quie expensive, the file for the simulation can be opened and used with a free player program avalialble from the makers of Mathematica, Wolfram Research.