Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

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This work is designed as an introduction to the concepts of modern differential analysis applied to partial differential equations. It contains numerous practical problems/solutions. This third edition incorporates new material on boundary elements, spectral methods, the methods of lines and invariant methods. At the same time, the material on finite elements and finite differences have been merged and given equal weight. The text is suitable for PDE courses.
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  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • indexes
  • 012056761X
  • 9780120567614

Table of contents

Introduction. Computer Program Packages. Typical Problems. Classification of Equations. Discrete Methods. Finite Differences and Computational Molecules. Finite Difference Operators. Method of Weighted Residuals. Finite Elements. Method of Lines. Errors. Stability and Convergence. Irregular Boundaries. Choice of Discrete Network. Dimensionless Forms. Parabolic Equations: Introduction. Properties of a Simple Explicit Method. Fourier Stability Method. Implicit Methods. Additional Stability Considerations. Matrix Stability Analysis. Extension of Matrix Stability Analysis. Consistency, Stability, And Convergence. Pure Initial Value Problems. Variable Coefficients. Examples of Equations with Variable Coefficients. General Concepts of Error Reduction. Methods of Lines (MOL) for Parabolic Equations. Weighted Residuals and the Method of Lines. Bubnov-Galerkin Scheme for Parabolic Equations. Finite Elements and Parabolic Equations. Hermite Basis. Finite Elements and Parabolic Equations. General Basis Fucntion. Finite Elements and Parabolic Equations. Special Basis Functions. Explicity Finite Difference Methods for Nonlinear Problems. Further Applications on One Dimentions. Asymmetric Approximations. Elliptic Equations: Introduction. Simple Finite Difference Schemes. Direct Methods. Iterative Methods. Linear Elliptic Equations. Some Poit Iterative Methods. Convergence of Point Iterative Methods. Rates of Convergence. Accelerations. Conjugate Gradient Method. Extensions of SOR. Auliative Examples of Over-Relaxation. Other Point Iterative Methods. Block Iterative Methods. Alternating Direction Methods. Summary of ADI Results. Triangular Elements. Boundary Element Method (BEM). Spectral Methods. Some Nonlinear Examples. Hyperbolic Equations: Introduction. The Quasilinear System. Introductory Examples. Method of Characteristics. Constant States and Simple Waves. Typical Application of Characteristics. Finite Differences for First-Order Equations. Lax-Wendroff Methods and Other Algorithms Dissipation and Dispersion. Explicity Finite Difference Methods. Attenuation. Implicit Methods for Second-Order Equations. Time Quasilinear Examples. Simultaneous First-Order Equations. Explicit Methods. An Implicity Method for First-Order Equations. Hybrid Methods for First-Order Equations. Finite Elements and the Wave Equation. Spectral Methods and Periodic Systems. Gas Dyunamics in One Space Variable. Eulerian Difference Equations. Lagrangian Difference Equations. Hopscotch Methods for Conservation Laws. Explicity-Implicity Schemes for Conservation Laws. Special Topics: Introduction. Singularities. Shocks. Eigenvale Problems. Parabolic Equations in Segeral Space Variables. Additional Comments on Elliptic Equations. Hyperbolic Equations in Higher Dimensions. Mixed Systems. Higher Order Equations in Elasticity and Vibrations. Computational Fluid Mechanics. Stream Function. Vorticity Method for Fluid Mechanics. Primitive Variable Methods for Fluid Mechanics. Vector Potential Methods for Fluid Mechanics. Introduction to Monte Carlo Mehtods. Fast Fourier Transform and Applications. Method of Fractional Steps. Applications of Group Theory in Computation. Computational Ocean Acoustics. Enclosure Methods. Chapter References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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"To reflect the growth in the literature on scientific computing since the second (1977) edition, this book is a drastic revision of that edition. Finite elements have been merged with the material on finite differences, and additional material has been added in the areas of boundary elements, spectral methods, the method of lines, and invariant methods. The self-contained nature of the previous editions has been maintained insofar as possible."--QUARTERLY OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
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