# Tagged Questions

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### Why is the order of the difference operator defined as $p$ rather than $p+1$ for the second order differential equation? [migrated]

I am reading the book Discrete Variable Methods in Ordinary Differential Equations (1962) by Peter Henrici. I am confused about the accuracy definition in multistep method for the second order ...

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### reducing an n-order differential equation to a first order system of equations using either sagemath or sympy [closed]

I want to reduce a n-order ordinary differential equation into a first order system of equations. This is in preparation for numerical analysis. I use both Sympy and Sagemath for Computer Algebra, but ...

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### Are there any explicit probability conserving solvers for Pauli equation?

I know that there exist probability conserving explicit solvers for time-dependent SchrÃ¶dinger's equation, for example, Visscher's one.
But when I tried to add spin into account in this scheme, it ...

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### Delay Differential Equations Numerical methods

I have a general question about delay differential equations. I know that even simple ones hardly have analytic solutions and mine clearly doesn't have any as it is a system of non-linear delay ...

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### Local positivity of solutions to linear differential inequalities (Chaplygin's theorem)

According to the entry "Differential inequality" of the Encyclopedia of Mathematics
http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Differential_inequality
the following result is due to Chaplygin ...

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### Does an implicit Runge Kutta scheme applied on a nonlinear ODE give a nonlinear set of equations to solve in each step?

We want to approximately solve an ODE
$$\frac{dy}{dt} = f(y,t)$$
with the Runge Kutta method
$$y_{n+1} = y_n + h \sum_{i=1}^s b_i k_i$$
$$k_i = f\left(y_n + h \sum_{j=1}^s a_{ij} k_j,\,t_n + c_i ...

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### The Chow & Robbins game â‰ˆ 0.79295350640: improvements could come from simple statistics, or from a continuous version of the game

This question seeks help with improving a numerical estimate of the value of the Chow and Robbins game. Much about this game is unknown, such as whether its value is rational, but there are two routes ...

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### Books on Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Any good references for undergraduates?

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### Problem using finite difference to solve a initial value problem

Hallo, I tried to use 'finite difference' method to solve a Initial Value Problem(IVP). For the two boundaries I used periodical condtion and for the differential operators I used 4th degree center ...

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### Optimal transport warping implementation in Matlab

I am implementing the paper "Optimal Mass Transport for Registration and Warping", my goal being to put it online as I just cannot find any eulerian mass transportation code online and this would be ...

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### Differences between the Poisson's and elliptic Monge-Ampere equations?

I am working with a numerical application where some known techniques solve $\Delta u=\rho$ for $\rho(x,y)\geq0$ defined on a planar rectangle (given as the density of a large pointset). Since the ...

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### Bessel functions in wave propagation and scattering

Is there a way to scale Bessel J(n,.) (Bessel of first kind) and Bessel H(n,.) (Bessel of third kind or Hankel)? I am having computer problems with higher orders (higher vlaues of n) and small ...

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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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### Runge-Kutta method with c<1

In trying to solve an ODE $y'=f(y,t)$ with a function f that is discontinuous at a subset (codim=1) of $\mathbb R^n$, I am looking for a Runge-Kutta ODE method whose stages do not evaluate $f(x,t)$ at ...

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### On the non-rigorous calculations of the trajectories in the moon landings

In a paragraph written by a person emphasizing that rigour is not everything in mathematics (I wish I had written down the details), it was stated that the moon landings would have been impossible ...

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### Verifying a sequence that converges to pi [closed]

A computer program ouputs the digits of $\pi$ by evaluating the recurrence relation
$a_{n+1} = a_n + sin \ a_n$
with $a_0 = \frac{6}{5}$
Does the sequence actually converge or is this just ...

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### Approximate Algorithms for Poisson's Equation (PDE)

Are there some approximate or randomised algorithms to numerically solve Poisson's Equation in Partial Differential Equations.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisson%27s_equation). The best algorithms I ...

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### convergence of finite difference method for boundary value ODE

Suppose we have to solve $d^2y/dx^2= f(y,x)$ where $f$ is Lipschitz and $y(0) =a, y(1) =b$, using finite difference method, i.e., by discretizing the problem into $y_{i+1} - 2y_i + y_{i-1} = ...

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### Schrodinger's equation over a randomized grid

I am interested in solutions to
$$
\frac{d}{dt} \Psi = -iH \Psi
$$
for $H$ hermitian and time independent. This boils down to evaluating
$$
\Psi(t) = e^{-iHt}\Psi_0
$$
at points of interest $t_n$. I ...

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### Random, Linear, Homogeneous Difference Equations and Time Integration Methods for ODEs

Most methods (that I know of) of numerically approximating the solution of ODEs are "general linear methods". For this type of method, the so-called 'linear stability' is examined by applying the ...

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### What is state of the art for the Shooting Method?

I am interested in examples where the Shooting Method has been used to find solutions to systems of ordinary differential equations that are either
reasonably large systems, or
the search ...

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### Adaptive controllers for stiff ODE and DAE integrators

I'm looking for adaptive controllers (adaptive in both step size and order) for stiff integrators. I have asymptotically correct error estimates for the current method and all candidate methods of ...

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### Using Wavelet Transforms to Approximate Matrices

It's a long time since I worked on this kind of problem, so please bear with me.
I have an approximate inverse matrix that I'm using as a preconditioner to solve the conjugate gradient method. ...

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### Minimizing a function containing an integral

I am trying to optimize a function of the following form:
$L = \int_{t=0}^{T}(AR-x)dt$, where A is a system parameter
i.e. I am trying to find the optimum x(t) that minimizes L over all admissible ...