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Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations


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1. Background Mathematics.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Vector and Matrix Norms.- 1.3 Gerschgorin's Theorems.- 1.4 Iterative Solution of Linear Algebraic Equations.- 1.5 Further Results on Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.- 1.6 Classification of Second Order Partial Differential Equations.- 2. Finite Differences and Parabolic Equations.- 2.1 Finite Difference Approximations to Derivatives.- 2.2 Parabolic Equations.- 2.3 Local Truncation Error.- 2.4 Consistency.- 2.5 Convergence.- 2.6 Stability.- 2.7 The Crank-Nicolson Implicit Method.- 2.8 Parabolic Equations in Cylindrical and Spherical Polar Coordinates.- 3. Hyperbolic Equations and Characteristics.- 3.1 First Order Quasi-linear Equations.- 3.2 Lax-Wendroff and Wendroff Methods.- 3.3 Second Order Quasi-linear Hyperbolic Equations.- 3.4 Reetangular Nets and Finite Difference Methods for Second Order Hyperbolic Equations.- 4. Elliptic Equations.- 4.1 Laplace's Equation.- 4.2 Curved Boundaries.- 4.3 Solution of Sparse Systems of Linear Equations.- 5. Finite Element Method for Ordinary Differential Equations.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 The Collocation Method.- 5.3 The Least Squares Method.- 5.4 The Galerkin Method.- 5.5 Symmetrie Variational Forrnulation.- 5.6 Finite Element Method.- 5.7 Some Worked Examples.- 6. Finite Elements for Partial Differential Equations.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Variational Methods.- 6.3 Some Specific Elements.- 6.4 Assembly of the Elements.- 6.5 Worked Example.- 6.6 A General Variational Principle.- 6.7 Assembly and Solution.- 6.8 Solution of the Worked Example.- 6.9 Further Interpolation Functions.- 6.10 Quadrature Methods and Storage Considerations.- 6.11 Boundary Element Method.- A. Solutions to Exercises.- References and Further Reading.

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