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### Heat equation with heterogeneous heat conduction

I'm trying to discretize and a heat conduction/diffusion problem using finite differences and I was wondering how to use a discrete heat conduction coefficient defined per cell (instead of per ...

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### Limits of functions with converging zeros

What can one say about the derivatives of a smooth function of several variables that is a limit of smooth functions with converging zeros?
More precisely, suppose that $f_i: R^n \to R^m$ is a ...

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### Proof that Newton expansion over derivatives has the properties of an integral [duplicate]

Let's consider a Newton expansion over consecutive derivatives of a function:
$$F(x)=\sum_{m=0}^{\infty} \binom {-1}m \sum_{k=0}^m\binom mk(-1)^{m-k}f^{(k)}(x)$$
Can it be proven that such ...

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### Implications of natural functions (as defined here) to integrals and iterations

This is a split from the previous question which I re-formulated to better match the received answer.
Let's define a natural function as a continuous function that is equal to its Newton expansion:
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### Are all discrete-analytic funtions as defined here also natural?

Let's define a discrete-analytic function as a function that is equal to its Newton expansion:
$$f(x) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k f\left (0\right)=\sum_{m=0}^{\infty} \binom {x}m ...

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### Polynomials and divided differences

I would greatly appreciate any hint for proving the following.
Question: Let $f:[0, 1] \to {\bf R}$. Can it be proved that if $[0, 1/(N+m),\dots, (N+m)/(N+m) ; f ]=0$ for all $m=1,2, 3,\dots$, then ...

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### Is is preferable to use a difference formula of higher order of accuracy for spatial derivatives to solve this IVP problem ?

I want to numerically integrate the equation $\partial_t u= a(t) \partial_xu+b\partial_{xxx}u+c$ to get $u(t)$. Is is preferable to use a difference formula of higher order of accuracy for spatial ...

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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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### Convergence of Newton series for sin ax

Let's define half discrete-analytic function as a function whose Newton series converges to that function for each $x>0$:
$$f(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k f\left ...

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### How many sequences of rational squares are there, all of whose differences are also rational squares?

After commenting on a
question
of Joseph O'Rourke's, I thought it interesting that a number theory result (artihmetic progressions of rational squares cannot be arbitrarily long) had applications to ...

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### Are these two functions equal?

The question here is sparked by the discussion inside this question about indefinite sum(antidifference) of tan(x).
A proposed solution was a function
$$f_1(x)=ix-\psi _{e^{2 ...