# Tagged Questions

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### How can one use stability analaysis of finite differences methods in linear Schrodinger to the NLS?

Specifically, I've seen a lot of analysis of grid stability for solving Linear Schrodinger with Forward Euler, Backward Euler and Crank-Nicolson. However, most of the usages I've seen for the same ...

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### Linearizing and solving a nonlinear PDE numerically

Im trying to solve the following (transport & diffusion) nonlinear PDE numerically (via finite volume on a cuboid region. Some Material gets cooled down, s.t. in some areas the material becomes ...

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### What are the basis functions for a product space?

Let $X=L^1\left([0,1]^3\right)$,
for numerical purpose, what are the possible basis function for $X$?
In finite element method, the basis functions are tooth functions, or polynomial functions.
Is ...

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### Who is Petrov of the Petrov-Galerkin method?

I was not able to find the origin of the name Petrov in the Petrov-Galerkin method for the numerical approximation of PDEs.
Wikipedia refers to a certain Alexander G. Petrov, but it is still not ...

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### What are the advantage of using operational calculus for numerically solving pde compared to FE or FD?

For numerically solving a partial differential equation (PDE) what advantage does operational calculus (OC) has over common methods like finite difference (FD), and finite element (FE)?
I mean OC in ...

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### Recent fundamental new directions in PDEs

My main interests are in modern geometry/topology, algebra and mathematical physics. I observe that there is a raising communication, language and social barrier between this community and the ...

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### “Wild” solutions of the heat equation: how to graph them?

It has long been known that the Cauchy initial-value problem for the
classical heat equation on $\mathbb{R}$ (or $\mathbb{R}^n$) doesn't
have unique solutions, without additional assumptions. In ...

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### Orthogonal projection of discontinuous piecewise polynomial space in energy scalar product

Let $I = [0,1]$ be the unit interval Let $I$ be partioned into $n$ closed subintervals $(I_j)_J$, each of length $1/n$.
Let $X_{DC} = \{ v \in L^2[0,1] | 1 \leq j \leq n : v_{|I_j} \in \mathcal P_1( ...

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### Convergence rate of iterated nonlinear equations?

For $i=1, \dots, n$ ($n$ could be large) we have variables $x_i$ and $y_i$ relating to probability bounds s.t. $x_i, y_i \geq 0, x_i+y_i \leq 1 \; \forall i$. Each $i$ has a constant $\theta_i$, and ...

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### Solution of Helmholtz-Equation where Phase is restricted by additional PDE

Hello!
Let's say I have
$(\partial_x^2 + \partial_y^2 + a)f(x,y)=0$
with $f(x,y) \in \mathbb{C}$, ($\lim_{x,y \to \infty} f(x,y)=0$).
Now separate the Amplitude and Phase of the solution:
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### Ways to decompose a torus for finite element method so that each cell contains a complete revolution of the major radius

I've got a finite element problem involving paths around the interior of a torus. For this particular problem I think I could make things more computationally efficient if each cell in the mesh made ...

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### Discrete Sobolev space of $R^n$ valued maps

Can some one tell me the reference or any idea how to take the Discrete Sobolev space work defined for a scalar valued map to the space of maps which are vector valued.Let's say
$f:\Omega ...

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### How to apply Lagrange Multipliers to BCs of Time Dependent problems using finite elements?

I am trying to implement a finite element scheme using the method of lines (finite difference in time and finite element in space) and enforcing boundary conditions using Lagrange Multipliers. This ...

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### What we mean by positive solution and radial solution of any partial differential equation

I am not getting the most of the article concern with the existence and uniqueness of positive solution and radial solution.
I just want to know how a positive solution and radial solution of ...

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### Variational Formulation of Boundary Value Problems With Unknown on the boundary

Suppose that we have a linear operator equation on $\Omega$ with Lipschitz boundary $\partial \Omega$,
\begin{eqnarray}
Lu &=& \frac{\partial u}{\partial t},
u(x,0) &=& u_0 \; \; ...

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### Use of games to approximate solutions to Partial Differential Equations

Hi there,
Hopefully the mathematics community can help me out this one, I'm currently studying my senior capstone at my college, and decided to do some research on a chapter in Stanley Farlow's book ...

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### Definition of spectral gradient

Consider this differential operator
$$
\mathcal{H}(\phi(\mathbf{x})) = -\triangle + V(\mathbf{x})H_\epsilon (\phi(\mathbf{x}))
$$
where $\mathbf{x} \in \mathbb{R}^2$, $\phi : \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow ...

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### Convergence of finite element method: counterexamples

There are many known results proving convergence of finite element method for elliptic problems under certain assumptions on underlying mesh [e.g., Braess,2007]. Which of these common assumptions are ...

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### Comparision of cubic hermite finite element and cubic B-spline finite element (in condition nunmbers of stiffness matrix, or sth else)

Background
Consider the one dimensional second order elliptic PDE,
$$
\left\{\!\!
\begin{aligned}
& -(a(x)u'(x))'+b(x)u(x)=f(x)\qquad x\in[0,1]\\
& u(0)=u(1)=0
\end{aligned}
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### Numerical solution

Last time, I asked this question
but after discussing with some friends, I have given up finding closed-form solutions. Now I have a simpler question.Let $g_i: i=1,2$ be $C^2 =C^{2}(-\infty,\infty)$ ...

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### A free boundary problem by finite difference method

I wanna discretize the following free boundary problem
Find $u$ and $\Omega$ such that $\Delta u=1-\delta_0$ in $\Omega$ with the conditions $u=|\nabla u|=0$ on $\partial \Omega$.
I apply finite ...

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### Tangential boundary conditions for magnetostatic FEM problem

Hi everybody,
I am trying to solve a magnetostic problem with the Finite Element Method. But I have a problem applying tangential boundary conditions for the magentic field.
I solve for the vector ...

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### Delta notation used for describing numerical stencil

While reading some papers translated from the Russian literature, I've noticed that a delta symbol can be used to denote a FDTD stencil that discretizes a PDE. For example, in [1], a fourth order ...

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### Splitting wave equation for application of CPML

A recent paper (Roden and Gedney, 2000) proposed the application of a Convolutional Perfectly Matched Layer (CPML) to approximate free-field conditions for Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) ...

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### Application of coordinate-stretching transformation for Perfectly Matched Layer

A Perfectly Matched Layer (PML) is an absorbing boundary condition (ABC) which can be used to approximate free-field conditions for the numerical solution of wave equation problems.
PML note
The PML ...

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### Boundary conditions of wave equation near infinity

For the following wave equation
$
\frac{{\partial ^2 p}}{{\partial ^2 x}} + \frac{{\partial ^2 p}}{{\partial ^2 y}} = A\frac{{\partial ^2 p}}{{\partial ^2 t}} + B\frac{{\partial p}}{{\partial t}}
$
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### Is there a general method for determing the domain of dependence of (higher-order) PDEs?

Is there a general method for determining the domain of dependence of (higher-order) PDEs? I would be plenty happy with a reference to a paper or textbook I could look at; despite much reading ...

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### Numerical instability using only Heun's method on a simple PDE.

I'm trying to simulate the evolution of the Wigner function (a pseudo probability distribution over phase space) for a point particle moving in a chaotic potential. I'll provide background first, as ...