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21, line -8: no vertical component of the tension.

28, Ex. 6: with u(x,0)=\phi(x).

34, line -13: The second + should be -.

44, lines -2 and -3: u and v should be u_1 and u_2.

53, Ex. 11, line 4: Assume uniqueness.

55, line -11: initial data exp(-x^2/4k).

89, Ex. 5: This exercise is difficult.

102, Ex. 14: Permit m to be a complex number.

111, Ex. 1, line 1: sin n\pi should be sin nx.

128, line 5: The numerator should be N.

135, Ex. 11(b): Assume a_0=0. Write the series for F(x), not f(x).

141, eq. (15): for n nonzero.

143, line 2: sin n\pi should be sin nx.

180, line 4: D should be a bounded region.

219, midpage: u_{jgk} should be u_{j,k}.

237, eq. (10): The subscript should be t, not r.

243: Lines -8 to -6 are confusing and should be omitted.

278, Ex. 8(b): Find a simple equation satisfied by the eigenvalues, not a simple formula for them.

280, (iii): Should be cones, not horizontal planes.

286, line -6: The second integral should go from 0 to \pi.

287, line 9: The exponent should be -in\theta.

313, Ex. 2: ...among all C^2 functions such that the integral over D of f plus the integral over bdy(D) of g vanishes.

407, line -6: Assume that \rho=1.

409, line 8: change two-dimensional to uni-directional.

441, line -1: The + should be -. In the exponent the a should be a^2.

I thank David H. Wagner and Douglas Baldwin for pointing out some of these errors in the Second Edition.

End of Errata for the Second Edition.

(John Wiley and Sons, New York, ISBN 0-471-54868-5)

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13, last line: ds should be dxdy.

17-18: The second, third and fourth triple integrals should be over all of R^3.

19, Ex. 8: Assume u and grad(u) tend to zero as |x| tends to infinity. (This exercise is difficult.)

42: The bottom line of the page got dropped in the 6th printing! It should be:

u(x,0)=phi(x), u(0,t)=g(t), u(ell,t)=h(t).

42: In some printings, near the bottom of the page, change L to ell.

42: Four lines got dropped in the 9th printing!

Below equation (2) it should say:

.....which is the "diffusion inequality". Now suppose that v(x,t) attains its maximum at an interior point (x_0,t_0). By ordinary calculus, we know that v_t=0 and v_{xx} <=0 at (x_0,t_0). This contradicts the diffusion inequality (2). So there can't be an interior maximum. Suppose now.....

44, line 7: Change min to max.

49, line 2: Omit the phrase "letting..."

57, eqn. (8): Change the second >= to <= .

58, Ex. 4: Let f(x)=x+1-exp(2x) for x<0 [instead of x+1].

60, below eqn.(3): Change ct to c|t|.

64, Ex. 10: Change ell to pi/2.

66, midpage: "integral in (5)" should be "integral in (6)". Also, "to formula (3)" should be "to formula (5)".

70, line -4,-3: 1+T+T^2 should be replaced by (1+T+T^2){-1} 77, Ex. 7: Change n to m in the exponent in the sum. The series converges uniformly for bounded t.

Also S"(t)+ A

79, line 13: The integrand should be |p| exp(-p^2/4) instead of p exp(-p^2/4).

94, sentence below eqn. (15): Change "only if a_0 and a_ell have opposite signs" to "only if a_0 or a_ell is negative or else both vanish".

98, Ex. 4, line 5: Reverse the sign of the curve.

98, Ex. 7, line 3: replace \lambda by \beta and delete the square, where \beta^2=\lambda.

100, line 7: Should be x>a.

119, line 8: The sum should start at n=0.

123, Example 2: Change ell to 1.

126, eqn.(11): 4/pi, not pi/4.

127, lines -7,-6: The integrals go from a to b.

127-8: Change E_n to E_N.

129, lines 3,5: Replace \ell by \pi. 133: In the proof of (5), change the sign of the second-to-last line.

136, line -13: Place a factor 2 inside the second square root.

140, Ex. 12: Assume it satisfies the periodic BC.

141, end of second paragraph: See Example 3 in Section 5.4 for the dangers of differentiation.

143, line -3: Switch omega and c.

149, line 15: Replace "less than" by "less than or equal to".

153, line 3: (r, theta, phi)

153, eqn.(7): Delete u.

158, Ex. 5: Take b=1 for simplicity.

162, line -1: The last u(x) should be x.

164, Ex. 3: sin

165, two lines above (5): Replace n by n pi.

168, Ex. 12: The domain should be assumed to be connected.

176, below eqn.(G2): Change (G2) to (G1).

178, eqn. (5): The left side should be u(x_0).

180, line -9: (7.2.1)

187, Ex. 7(d): Change h(y) to h(x).

188, Ex. 18: octant

188, Ex. 19: Change r

188, Ex. 25: Delete this exercise.

190, line -5: change the third + to -.

194, line below (3): A factor of 4 is missing.

199, Ex. 3: Change 0<x<1 to 0<x<5.

207, Ex. 2(a): Replace 2 by 0.5.

207, Ex. 8: Do it for the equation u_{tt} = u_{xx} - u^3.

207, line -1: The - should be +.

222, Ex. 6: Take the boundary conditions to be homogeneous.

240, Ex. 1, Hint: Exercise 2.4.10 is an alternative hint.

240, Ex. 5: up to a constant factor.

248, line -5: In the last term move the bar to the other v.

251, Ex. 4: Change Robin BC to dv/dy=-v. In (b) change - to +.

251, Ex. 5(b): Put a minus in front of the operator.

254, (18): The coefficients are not correct: see the second edition.

251, Ex. 5(d): Change Dirichlet to Neumann.

252, line below (9): Change n to lambda.

258, line below (4): Change (1) to (2).

262, table: In the third line, the last -1 should be -r

In the fifth line, cos(2 theta) should be cos (2 phi).

267, Ex. 2, Hint: The last two factors should be replaced by 3-2sin

270, eqn. (10): Change the second + to -.

271, eqn. (12): Take the square root of 2/pi.

272, eqn. (18): Change 1/pi to 2/pi.

280, two lines above (11): Cahnge 1/r to -1/r.

290, line 14: Change 27.3 to 30.5.

290, formulas for A and B: factors of 2 pi are missing.

290, above eqn. (6): Assume the trial functions are linearly independent.

292, Ex. 4: a=1.

295, eqn. (4): Change j to n.

295, eqn. (6) and above: The subscripts should be N+1.

297, Ex. 3: Delete the boundary integral. Replace the constraint /int w

308, Theorem 4: each Dirichlet eigenvalue.

309: Delete the second paragraph.

312, Ex. 2 and 3: These exercises are difficult.

312, Ex. 5: ellipse

312, Ex. 9(b): On the third line replace D by D

322, line -10: Change (1/2)c to 1/(2c).

322-3, eqns. (9),(10): We have permitted any t, positive or negative, in these formulas.

327, table: In the last entry, a is positive.

342, line 1: Change the signs in the equation. ...the inhomogeneous Maxwell equations.

348, line below (11): The function R is related to Bessel's equation by R(kr) = H

348-350: Replace H

348-9, eqn. (12) and eqn. below (17): Divide H

350: Replace the first R by r.

353, Ex. 2: The second term is q psi, not psi. Assume Q>0.

364, eqn. (12) and line -1: Several terms are missing their integral signs {line integrals over the curve x=xi(t))}.

372, line -1: Change 3 to 1.

373, Ex. 2: Change + to -.

374, Ex. 12: There is a missing factor of kt^{-1/3}.

378, Ex. 10: Change - to +.

391, line -1: Change the last cos\phi to cos\theta.

394, lines 7 and 19: Change (1) to (2).

In the following pages, there are a few additional errors in the answers and hints. See the second edition for all the corrections.

401, Ex. 1.4.4: Reverse the sign.

401, Ex. 1.6.5: beta = -4 and gamma = 1/sqrt{3}.

402, Ex. 2.2.5: Put rho in the integrand.

403, Ex. 3.2.9(a): Change 11/81 to 4/27.

404, Ex. 4.3.12, line 3: Delete the 2 in the argument of the cosine.

404, Ex. 4.3.18(e): Delete the last sentence.

406, Ex. 5.6.9: Change the last + to -.

406, Ex. 7.1.10: Change 2 to 1/2.

407, Ex. 7.4.1: Divide the given answer by ell.

410, Ex. 10.1.2: Change 16 to 64.

410, Ex. 10.2.5: In the exponent, beta

410, Ex. 10.3.6: 193.9 seconds

410, Ex. 10.3.7: 3a

410, Ex. 10.5.15: superscripts + on H.

411, Ex. 10.6.7: Replace A-B by (A-B)/2. Also replace !! by (ell-2)!! in the numerator.

412, Ex. 11.4.4: Replace -sech by 2 sech .

412, Ex. 12.4.1: Replace k by kappa.

(Errata updated as of January 2008)

I take this opportunity to thank all the people who have notified me of errors in the text since its publication. See the Second Edition for specific acknowledgements. (Hopefully I have not forgotten to mention anyone.)