# Questions tagged [error-estimation]

For questions about determining the error caused by specific computational procedures, approximations, or numerical representations.

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### numerical schemes for 1D PDE: for smaller grid size there is an increased roundoff error, larger size more truncation, so sweet spot in between?

I had a discussion with a colleague today. He claimed that usually for a general numerical scheme for solving a general 1D PDE, for smaller grid size there is an increased roundoff error because of ...
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### Can I reduce my simulation error with a staggered grid, postprocessing and compatibility equation feedback?

What I did Using the finite difference method, I solved with a certain amount of error the following system of hyperbolic partial differential equations in cylindrical coordinates (the problem is ...
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### Order of Error - Confusion: Clarifying Constraints on Constants and Determining Order of Error

I'm struggling to determine the order of error when considering the error value denoted by $\text{err}$ in relation to the variable $h$. Specifically, I aim to ascertain the value of $x$ in the ...
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### Question about step in the proof of standard discrete trace inequality

I'm studying from Guermond lecture notes available at https://www.math.tamu.edu/~guermond/M661_FALL_2019/chap12.pdf (see Lemma 12.8( Discrete trace inequality).) Consider the simple case $p=r$, i.e. ...
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### Global reconstruction defined elementwise in a-posteriori error estimator

This question is a follow-up of this previous one. In "Error Control for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for First Order Hyperbolic Problems" by Georgoulis et al., an error estimator is ...
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### How is the integral of a projection over an element $T$ computed in practice? (deal.II related)

I'm studying an error estimator for the equation $\nabla\cdot(\beta u) + cu = f$ and it contains the following term $$||f - cU_h - \Pi(f-c U_h) ||_T$$ where : $\Pi$ is the local orthogonal $L^2$ ...
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### Error in Simpson's 3/8 rule is higher than that of Simpson's 1/3 rule

For a given function $f(x)$, I have tried to find its numerical integral using Simpson's 1/3 and Simpson's 3/8 rules. I then compare the solution from the numerical quadratures to the analytical ...
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### Typo in a-priori error estimate in a Discontinuous Galerkin paper

I'm looking at this famous paper which is available in the link below: Franco Brezzi, LD Marini, Endre Süli, Discontinuous Galerkin methods for first-order hyperbolic problems, Mathematical Models ...
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### Finding the source of numerical instability in a electrostatic problem solved by conformal mapping

I'm using conformal mapping to solve a 2D electrostatic problem (calculating the potential $u(x,y)$ in the plane). Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be two circles at an electric potential $U_1$ and $U_2$, ...
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### How to find the optimum finite difference method for derivatives?

Related to: What are the negatives of using higher order finite diference schemes? Problem: I have some discrete data of a trajectory $x_t$ with errors $\delta x_t$ of a physical system sampled at ...
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### Computing the residual in a Dual Weighted Residual (DWR) method

I am in the process if computing the Dual-Weighted Residual (DWR) for a linear PDE with a linear functional but I am struggling with the residual part of the calculation. For example suppose we want ...
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### Stability condition FCTS method

The FTCS method comes from the discretization of a diffusion PDE like this: $$a^{2} \frac{u_{i+1}^{k}-2 u_{i}^{k}+u_{i-1}^{k}}{\Delta x^{2}}=\frac{u_{i}^{k+1}-u_{i}^{k}}{\Delta t}$$ If I have the ...
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### Round-off error step choice

In the Numerical Recipes in section 5.7.- Numerical derivatives the choice of the step size $h$ in the numerical derivative should lead to a difference between $x$ and $x+h$ representable by an exact ...
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### Perturbation problem using Runge-Kutta 4

I'm trying to evaluate the perturbations magnitude between 2 body orbiting a central one in three dimensions. In order to do this I need to have an estimate of the error, which I did using Richardson ...
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### Comparing numerical solutions with very different time grids

I've read an article (Long-term integrations and stability of planetary orbits in our Solar system) in which the authors solved the problem of the absence of an analytical solution for the solar ...
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