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I would like to numerically solve the following heat equation problem: $$u_t = \Bigg(2{a \over l}\Bigg)^2 u_{xx} \tag 1$$ $$x \in [ -1, 1 ] \tag 2$$ $$u(x, 0) = 0 \tag 3$$ $$u(1, t) = A \sin \Bigg(... finite-difference parabolic-pde spectral-method heat-transfer chebyshev  asked by Nikola Ristic Score of 2  answered by ConvexHull Score of 3 ### Solving for X in \sum_{a,b} b a^T b^T X a = Y Suppose I have k pairs of (a,b) where a and b are vectors in \mathbb{R}^d, Y is d\times d and I need least squares solution for X in the following$$\sum_{(a,b)}^k b a^T (b^T X a) = Y$... linear-solver matrix-equations  asked by Yaroslav Bulatov Score of 2  answered by Federico Poloni Score of 2 ### accuracy problem for a null space calculation on a sparse rectangular matrix I have been using the QR-based approach on this link to find the null space of rectangular matrices, and possibly sparse matrices, that emerge as a result of some coupling conditions of different ... linear-algebra svd nullspace qr  asked by Umut Tabak Score of 1  answered by Federico Poloni Score of 3 ### Numerically computing envelope of Gibbs oscillation If I numerically compute the envelope of$\sin(\pi t)$using a Hilbert transform, I obtain exactly what I expect: If I do the same for$\mathrm{sinc}(t)$, still I obtain an envelope which agrees with ... python fourier-transform  asked by user14717 Score of 1  answered by Yimin Score of 1 ### Overlap matrix and its inverse matrix Now, we consider a non-orthonormal basis: $$\mathcal{S}_N=\{|\alpha\rangle,a^\dagger|\alpha\rangle,a^{\dagger 2}|\alpha\rangle,\ldots,a^{\dagger N}|\alpha\rangle\},$$ where$|\alpha\rangle$is the ... matrix inverse-problem  asked by Young Q Score of 1 ### Finding the Vector$v$for a Given Householder Matrix Transformation of Non-Collinear Vectors$a$and$b$Consider a vector$v$in$\mathbb{R}^{n\times1}$. The Householder matrix is defined as follows: $$H(v)=I-\dfrac{2vv^T}{v^Tv}.$$ It can be demonstrated that$H(v)$is symmetric and orthonormal. The ... linear-algebra matrix householder orthogonality  asked by Ilkay Burak Score of 1  answered by Lutz Lehmann Score of 1 ## Greatest hits from previous weeks: ### How to get started with OpenFOAM for CFD I'm looking at using OpenFOAM for solving basic internal flows in CFD. What is the best way to get started, and could anyone please point me to a good online reference to go to with any questions I ... fluid-dynamics openfoam  asked by prrao Score of 20  answered by tmaric Score of 17 ### What is pseudo time-stepping? While reading some literature on PDE solvers I came across the term pseudo time-stepping today. It seems to be a common term, however I failed to find a good definition or an introductionary article ... pde time-integration  asked by Florian Brucker Score of 21  answered by Aron Ahmadia Score of 21 ### Meaning of "-0.0" in Python? We are finding in Python some occasional errors in our coordinate transforms and other similar computations that produce a result of -0.0. What purpose does this ... python floating-point  asked by Chris Ison Score of 13 ### why is A*v+B*v faster than (A+B)*v?$A$and$B$are$n \times n$matrices and$v$is a vector with$n$elements.$Av$has$\approx 2n^2$flops and$A+B$has$n^2$flops. Following this logic,$(A+B)v$should be faster than$Av+Bv$. Yet,... linear-algebra matlab matrix  asked by Sam Christensen Score of 37  answered by Brian Borchers Score of 68 ### The real myth of GPU (specifically CUDA) really speed up FEM/CFD Now I have been believing that FEM/CFD is supposed to be faster on a GPU unit - here I am using CUDA as solid example. However, I have not been able to find a convincing paper where the benchmark ... finite-element fluid-dynamics performance cuda  asked by Quang Thinh Ha Score of 10  answered by Chris Rackauckas Score of 21 ### Visually appealing ways to plot singular vector fields with matplotlib or other foss tools What is the best way to get a visual appealing plot of a singular vector field (if you want to visualize also the field strength). As an example I am playing with the electric fields of two point ... python visualization  asked by Julia Score of 13  answered by Henri Menke Score of 8 ### Periodic boundary condition for the heat equation in ]0,1[ Let us consider a smooth initial condition and the heat equation in one dimension : $$\partial_t u = \partial_{xx} u$$ in the open interval$]0,1[\$, and let us assume that we want to solve it ...

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