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Spectral Methods for Time-Dependent Problems

Spectral Methods for Time-Dependent Problems


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  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521792110

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  • Spectral methods are well-suited to solve problems modeled by time-dependent partial differential equations: they are fast, efficient and accurate and widely used by mathematicians and practitioners. This class-tested 2007 introduction, the first on the subject, is ideal for graduate courses, or self-study. The authors describe the basic theory of spectral methods, allowing the reader to understand the techniques through numerous examples as well as more rigorous developments. They provide a detailed treatment of methods based on Fourier expansions and orthogonal polynomials (including discussions of stability, boundary conditions, filtering, and the extension from the linear to the nonlinear situation). Computational solution techniques for integration in time are dealt with by Runge-Kutta type methods. Several chapters are devoted to material not previously covered in book form, including stability theory for polynomial methods, techniques for problems with discontinuous solutions, round-off errors and the formulation of spectral methods on general grids. These will be especially helpful for practitioners.

    • Ideal for both graduate students and practitioners, including both basic theory and more rigorous developments
    • Written from material which has been thoroughly and successfully class-tested by experienced authors
    • No other text in print deals with this topic at a fundamental level and it includes material never before covered in book form
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    'The book is excellent and will be valuable for post-graduate students, researchers and scientists working in applied sciences and mainly in the numerical analysis of time-dependent problems. The thoroughness of the exposition, the clarity of the mathematical techniques and the variety of the problems and theoretical results that are presented and rigorously analyzed make this book a primary reference in the advanced numerical analysis of partial differential equations.' Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521792110
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. From local to global approximation
    2. Trigonometric polynomial approximation
    3. Fourier spectral methods
    4. Orthogonal polynomials
    5. Polynomial expansions
    6. Polynomial approximations theory for smooth functions
    7. Polynomial spectral methods
    8. Stability of polynomial spectral methods
    9. Spectral methods for non-smooth problems
    10. Discrete stability and time integration
    11. Computational aspects
    12. Spectral methods on general grids

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    Spectral Methods for Time-Dependent Problems

    Jan S. Hesthaven, Sigal Gottlieb, David Gottlieb

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    Jan S. Hesthaven, Brown University, Rhode Island
    Jan Hesthaven is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.

    Sigal Gottlieb, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
    Sigal Gottlieb is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

    David Gottlieb, Brown University, Rhode Island
    David Gottlieb is a Professor in the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University.

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