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### Why the numerical solution of advection-dominant problem is challenging

In many CFD text books, usually there is a dedicated chapter for advection term discretization. Why discretization of such term in advection-dominated problems and near the discontinuities is ...
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### Is there a better way to do run time analysis than this?

I currently have 2 different functions with options to vectorise them: acc_rej_sine(max_iter, algorithm=None) and ...
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### Integral in log-log space

I'm working with functions which, in general, are much smoother and better behaved in log-log space --- so that's where I perform interpolation/extrapolation, etc, and that works very well. Is there ...
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### Approximation Error in a Finite Difference Approximation of the Square of Derivative

First Part: (First-order derivative) Assuming $f$ is an infinitely differential function everywhere, the Taylor series of $f(x + h)$ at $x$ is \begin{align}\tag{1} f(x + h) = f(x) + hf'(x) + \frac{1}...
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### What is numerical damping in the context of time-dependent FEM solvers?

Comsol Multiphysics (a popular FEM package) includes two time-stepping algorithms (IDA aka BDF, and Generalized-alpha), described in their documentation as follows (quoted here under Fair Use; ...
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### Mass Matrix and how to handle it (ODEs) - References

I'm interested in a good reference/paper about how to handle numerically a mass-matrix system as \begin{align} \mathbf{M}(t,y)\dot{y} =F(y,t) \end{align} I know that such a problem can be solved by ...
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### Generate high n quantum harmonic oscillator states numerically

How can I generate the higher $n$ quantum harmonic oscillator wavefunction (in position space) numerically? Here, higher means around $n=500$, or say $n=2000$, where $n$ is the $n$th oscillator ...
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### Relation between conjugate gradient method and finite elements method

What is difference beetwen this two method? Are these methods far from each other or are these methods complement each other? Could you take an example?
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### Numerically find the nearest positive semi definite matrix to a symmetric matrix

I have a symmetric matrix $M$ which I want to numerically project onto the positive semi definite cone. To do so, I decompose it into $M = QDQ^T$ and transform all negative eigenvalues to zero. (...
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