Jeffery Cooper

Professor Emeritus
Mathematics Department
The University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Research Interests

Partial Differential Equations of Hyperbolic Type

Some notes for Multivariable Calculus

Acceleration and curvature

These notes (10 pages) give a more complete treatement of acceleration and curvature. The notes are in pdf. Click here .

Curl and divergence, and the theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes.

These notes (28 pages) are written to give a better understanding of these important ideas.
Click here to get a PDF version.

MATLAB materials


For help with computers, MATLAB, Mathematica, etc, this link will take you to the computer help page of the Mathematics Department. Computer Resources

Introduction to MATLAB

(exerpted from A MATLAB Companion for Multivariable Calculus, Harcourt/Academic Press, 2001)

Here is a short introduction to MATLAB that can be downloaded in either pdf or postscript format.
Click here for postscript Click here for pdf


Working Analysis

Elsevier/ Academic Press (2004)

A text for a two semester course in advanced calculus that gives rigorous treatment of the basic concepts of analysis, and then uses them to solve problems. There are many opportunities for computation as well.

Table of contents in pdf.

MATLAB codes for Working Analysis

Errata in pdf

A MATLAB Companion for Multivariable Calculus

Harcourt/Academic Press (2001)

Table of Contents

MATLAB Codes for the MATLAB Companion

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with MATLAB

Birkhauser (1998).

This is a text for the standard Junior-Senior year introductory course for partial differential equations. There is an extensive computer component, using MATLAB. In addition to the usual separation of variables, we also introduce elementary numerical methods for each equation, and treat some nonlinear problems.


Short Table of Contents


PDE Gallery

Here are some examples of graphics generated by the MATLAB codes.
Formation of shock wave
The Dirichlet problem.
Solution of the heat equation.
Nonlinear string equation
Vibrating square drum head

Errata for the first printing

For a list of text errata in postscript format, click here: Errata
Corrected problem solutions in postscript format, click here: Corrected solutions

For a list of text errata in pdf format, click here: Errata
Corrected problem solutions in pdf format, click here: Corrected solutions

The author will be happy to send the Latex file of the errata by email, or hard copy by regular mail or fax.

Second Printing

The second printing with corrections is now available. Hopefully, the errata material listed above is now unnecessary.

Here are some useful links