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IIT B OMBAY, D EPT. C HEMICAL E NGG .

Mathematical and Statistical Methods in


Chemical Engineering
CL 602 (Aug-Dec 2014)

Instructor: Ratul Dasgupta


Email: dasgupta.ratul@iitb.ac.in
TAs
Mr. Palas Farsoiya, Email: farsoiya@gmail.com
Schedule: Tue - Fri (5:05 - 6:30 pm - Room #118)
22nd-July-2014
S YLLABUS
Linear Algebra - Linear spaces, Vector spaces, Linear operator theory, self-adjoint operators, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors-eigenfunctions, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, Polynomials and functions defined on matrices, Similarity transformations, Jordan forms,
Quadratic forms, Function spaces, Strum-Liouville equations and solution of boundary
value problems, Finite difference equations, Difference operators.
Partial Differential Equations Partial differential operators, First order partial differential equations, Method of characteristics, Classification of the second order partial differential equations and boundary conditions, Method of separation of variables, Similarity solutions, Greens functions, Laplace and Fourier transforms.
Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations Autonomous/ non-autonomous systems
of odes, Phase plane analysis, Limit cycle and bifurcation, regular and singular pertur-

bation techniques, Poincare and Liapunov stability criteria, Chaos, Differential-Algebraic


equations.
Statistical methods: Random variables, Probability distributions, Stochastic Processes,
Random numbers and their generation, Monte-Carlo simulation, Response surface
methodology, First and second order orthogonal factorial design, Regression analysis,
Least square estimation of regression parameters, Lack of fit.
Graph theory: Classification of graphs, matrix representation of graphs, Analysis of
trees, directed graphs and networks.

T IMELINES
We will spend approximately three-four weeks on every topic.

T EXTBOOKS
For Linear Algebra, I will mainly refer to the two texts below. Occasionally, some material
from elsewhere will also be used. The last text is at an advanced graduate level: should you
attempt reading through it, do this only after you are familiar with the basic ideas from the
course.
Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering - S. Pushpavanam.
Linear Algebra and its applications - Gilbert Strang.
Optional Advanced Text:
Mathematics for Physicists - Philippe Dennery and Andre Krezwicki.
For the remainder of the topics, the list of textbooks and references will be provided to you as
we progress.

A SSIGNMENTS AND E XAMS


Each assignment will be published on the course moodle and you will return these to the TA
for evaluation at a pre-assigned date. I would strongly urge you to try all the problems in
the assignments, on your own. During a class immediately after an assignment submission,
a randomly chosen set of people in the class might be asked to come to the board and solve
some of the problems that they have turned in, in their assignments. If you fail to solve the
problem on the board, I will assume that you have not worked out the assignment on your
own. This will lead to penalty. The exams (mid and end) will test your understanding and
originality rather than your ability to remember things.

G RADING S CHEME
There will be 4 Assignments (30% weight), 2 Quizzes (20% weight) and 2 exams (Mid and
End-Semester with 25% weight on each exam.).

P ENALTY FOR LATE SUBMISSION AND COPYING


You will turn in your assignment to the TA at a preassigned date and time communicated to
you in the class. Late submission will NOT be accepted, unless supported by serious reasons
such as medical certificates. Refrain from approaching me (or the TAs) with imaginary stories
of emergencies justifying late submission(s). You will waste everyones time and gain nothing.

A DVISE
Please resist the temptation to copy assignments. An assignment copied from your friend is
not hard to detect. Apart from losing marks1 , you also possibly realize that this (inclination to
not do things on your own) slowly destroys your ability to think independently. If you make
this into a habit, you are likely to cause yourself immense scientific harm in the long run.

H APPY L EARNING !

1 The source and the sink will be equally penalized