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Effect of mesh size on solution curves for a 1D problem

I'm interested in studying the effect of mesh size on the behavior of the solution curves of 1D convection-diffusion problem. $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2} - ...
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Slope limiting for discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method

I had a question regarding the implementation of the TVB limiter for the RKDG method by Cockburn. I have seen that some implementations of the DG method use normalized Legendre polynomials such that ...
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Conjugacy in Non-linear Conjugate Gradient Descent

In linear conjugate gradient method, our goal is to solve the system of linear equations $$Ax = b$$ where A is a symmetric positive definite matrix, and that is equivalent to finding the minimizer of ...
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How to compute the mean 2D slice of a 3D set of data in MPI

I have a 3D set of data v(i,j,k), and I want to compute the mean 2D slice vmean(i,j) summing up the ...
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How to minimize a integral function using a constant step gradient method in Python?

I am developing a practical work of the following system of ode \begin{align}x'(t) &= k_1h(t) - (k_2+k_3)x(t)\\ y'(t) &= k_3x(t)\end{align} and $z(t) = (1-k_4)(x(t)+y(t))+k_4h(t)$, where $h(...
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evaluating $\coth(x) - 1/x$ for real $x$, on 2 “pieces”

The function $\coth(x) - 1/x$ has a removable singularity at 0. Its Taylor series is: $$ \coth(x) - 1/x = \frac{x}{3} - \frac{x^3}{45} + \frac{2x^5}{945} + \ldots $$ I would like to evaluate the ...
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log-sum-exp trick for signed/complex numbers

I need to evaluate a sum of values that are on many different orders of magnitude in scale but might be signed. I’ve had great luck with the “log-sum-exp” trick for an unsigned version of my problem, ...
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A name for a numerical phenomena when using numerical methods

I have a nonlinear solver for equation $g= c_1f(x_1,y_1)+c_2f(x_2,y_2)$. Note that $c_1$ is much bigger than $c_2$. So after using Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm, I could only get $x_1$, $y_1$ and $...
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Type of Rosenbrock method by its coefficients

A Fortran code that solves stiff PDE systems contains the following arrays of Rosenbrock-Wanner method coefficients: ...
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What is the difference between Abaqus and Calculix contact input?

I would like to say first that am new at using Calculix. I'm using Abaqus/CAE to create a cup deep drawing simulation and everything worked perfectly but my objective is to run the same exact ...
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pdepe or Crank-Nicolson? How much is pdepe good?

I am beginner in MATLAB and similar. I sow and discussed with my professors doing simulations some times: they wrote down a lot of calculus, most of them using Crank-Nicolson Method and so implement ...
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Complex differentiation of linear solvers

I have a linear system $$Ax=b$$ which I'm solving approximately, and I need to take the frechet derivative of x with respect to z. Were I solving the problem exactly (either analytically or to machine ...
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Comparison of diffusion time - theoretical value vs computed

This is a follow up to my previous post I've been trying to compare the diffusion time obtained from theoretical derivation(answered in my previous post) and what is obtained computationally, for a ...
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mesh dependence of numerical adjoint solution

I am solving the steady, two-dimensional adjoint Euler equations, $$A_x^T \partial_x \Psi + A_y^T \partial_y \Psi = 0$$, where $A_x = \partial F_x/\partial U$ and $A_y= \partial F_y/\partial U$ are ...
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What are the most important theorems in computational science? [closed]

I was reading the book: The Finite Element Method: Theory, Implementation, and Applications by Mats Larson and Fredrik Bengzon, in page 140 of this book they say this: "The Lax-Milgram Lemma is ...
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Defining Current Density in a FEM model (MATLAB)

I'm attempting to solve the Poisson equation in 3D for a magnetic vector potential in the presence of a current source. To validate my code, I'm initially looking to reproduce the model described in ...
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How to account for a corner node with zero-flux condition at an extrapolated distance

I am trying to implement a numerical solver and am having troubles dealing with boundary conditions, especially in the corners. I have a 2D mesh, and on the left I have a Dirichlet condition, on the ...
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Computing convolution of two characteristic function over a 1D Cartesian mesh

I am trying to compute the convolution of two characteristic functions over a Cartesian mesh. First, I define my Cartesian mesh of the interval $[0,1]$ as follows $$ x_{i} = i \Delta x, i = 0, 1, 2\...
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Solution of thermal analysis using finite element

I want to solve a thermal analysis using finite elements. The governing equation is $$C \frac{dT}{dt}+K T = Q$$. When using backward differencing for time, the resulting equation is quite straight ...
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Stably solve transport equation with source term

I am trying to solve a transport equation of the form for the variable $\psi(t,r)$ \begin{equation} \partial_t\psi-\alpha(r)\partial_r\psi-\beta(r)^2\psi-f(t,r)=0 , \end{equation} where I am solving ...
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Boundary conditions for streamlines in enclosed flow

I am trying to solve Lid driven square cavity flow problem of Stokes equation using finite element method. I have boundary conditions for velocity as zeros on every boundary but u=1 on top boundary. ...
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Modelling flow through pipe networks

I'm trying to educate myself on modelling solute flows through pipe networks. This is a follow up of my previous post here $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = - v\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}$$ While ...
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Does mass balance hold in convective diffusion

I'm trying to understand how convection-diffusion equations are solved in pipe flow modules available in CFD solvers. $$ \frac{\partial C}{\partial t} + \nabla \cdot (\mathbf{v} C) = \nabla \cdot (D \...
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How do I get power from gaussian beam numerically?

I would like to get the power from a Gaussian beam given a set of points at which electric field is evaluated. Please follow my reasoning and tell me what assumption maybe are wrong Power definition ...
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Solving differential equation in Python with discretized variable coefficients

I am trying to solve a differential equation with discretized variable coefficients which are calculated from a time serie. In this case the Runge-Kutta step size is fixed by the frequency in the time ...
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Is the diffusion equation with Neumann and Dirichlet BCs well-posed?

I am considering the following diffusion equation: $$\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial}{\partial x}[D(x,t)\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}]$$ over a grid ...
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Numerical integration with singularity term

In https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2012/02/21/care-and-treatment-of-singularities, the author explains the subtraction method to get rid of singularities when performing numerical integration. The ...
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Chebyshev and Legendre expansions

I am looking at approximating my function $f(x)$ using a Chebyshev and Legendre series and I ran into this question. Is interpolation using $n+1$ Chebyshev nodes the same as representing the function ...
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Runge-Kutta in the presence of an attractor

Suppose you are solving a system of equations numerically that possesses an attractor (no matter the initial conditions set, all the different solutions will approach a specific set of values that ...
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How to check if my stiffness matrix is correct

I built the stiffness matrix for the Poisson equation on a 2-dimensional domain with the shape of "almost" an octagon, using pyramid basis functions. I used almost to intend the fact that I have an "...
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Numerical integration of the dataset of a function

The energy equation for a spherically symmetric system is given by $$\mathscr{E}=\frac{v^2(r)}{2}+\frac{c_s^2(r)}{\gamma-1}+\phi(r)$$ where $\mathscr{E}$ is the total energy, $v$ is the velocity of ...
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Integrators for Nonlinear/Stiff PDE

It was suggested I ask this question in this section. Anyway: I have a particular nonlinear PDE of the form $$ u_t(x,t)=iu_{xx}(x,t)+f(x,u(x,t)) \tag{1} $$ Where f is some nonlinear function. With ...
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Radial integration of expensive function with Bessel weights

I need to calculate the integral $$I = \int_0^R f(r)J_n\left(\frac{z_{nm}r}{R}\right)rdr$$ where $J_n$ is the $n^{\mathrm{th}}$ order Bessel functions of the first kind, $z_{nm}$ is its $m^{\mathrm{...
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Solve linear system with Newton-Raphson method

Is it possible to solve a linear matrix system $A x = b$ using the Newton-Raphson method? If yes, how can this be done? More special, how is the derivative build?
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Integrate using Composite Simpson's rule

In a question, we have been given the speed of a car at time t= 0,2,4,6,.......,20 minutes.But it asks us to approximate the distance travelled by the car in 30 minutes using Composite Simpson's rule. ...
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Numerically estimating expected value of f(x) when x is normally distributed

I need to estimate $$ \mathbb{E}_x[f_i(x)] = \int_{\mathbb{R}^n} f_i(x) p(x) dx $$ for many functions $f_i(x)$, where $p(x)$ is the density of a normal distribution. The evaluation of all the ...
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Recursive Algorithm to Calculate Determinant via Expansion of Minors in C#

I have been recently trying to attempt to write an algorithm in C# that would calculate the determinant of a matrix via recursion using the expansion of minors method. I understand that there are ...
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What exactly is the cause(s) of blow-up for too-large step size in a method like RK4?

I have been working on creating a few home-made numerical methods, and I am using them to visualize text-book problems from my Strogatz dynamics textbook. It feels like a good way to learn numerical ...
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Implementing Robin Boundary condition (finite difference)

I'm interested in applying Robin boundary condition to a convection-diffusion problem in 1D. In the following system, $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2} - v\frac{\...
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Runge-Kutta fourth order method. Integrating backwards

I am using a Runge-Kutta fourth order method to solve numerically the usual equation of motion of a background scalar field in curved spacetime with a quartic potential: $\phi^{''}=-3\left(1+\frac{H^{...
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How to Break Coupled ODEs down to first order for Runge-Kutta

My question might seem a bit simple. I am trying to solve a system of ODEs using Runge-Kutta method. I am having difficulty breaking down the equations into a system of first order ones required ...
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How to robustly and numerically expand a $k$-order polynomial in two variables defined on a polygon domain?

Given a $k$-order polynomial in two variable $p(x, y)$ defined on a polygon domain $K$. And I want to numerically expand it to the following form $$ p(x, y) = c_0 + c_1 x + c_2 y + c_3 x^2 + c_4 xy + ...
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Numerical Method for Equation System of two depending Equation Systems

I am searching a solution method for the following equation system of equation systems: Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ be an invertible Matrix, $f, b_1, b_2 \in\mathbb{R}^n$ given vectors and $ ...
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Numerical integral with symbolic integral in exponent

Many times in fourier approximation we come across integrals such as $$\int_0^1 e^{-\gamma\int_0^xu_0(\eta)d\eta}dx$$ where $\gamma$ is a constant and the data for $u_0$ is provided as a discretely ...
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Computing square root of diag(u)-uu'?

I need an efficient way to take square root of a matrix which is a sum of diagonal matrix and rank-1 matrix. More specifically it's the following matrix $$A=D-uu'=\text{diag}(u)-uu'$$ Where entries ...
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Bounding error of float32 matrix multiplication

Some numerical debugging led me to the minimal example below. I'm observing relative error of 0.75 on individual elements. Is there a way to estimate/bound this error without resorting to higher ...
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Passing data as arguments in ODE45

I need to import data from file in order to describe the structure of a network. I used the following: weights = readtable('weights192.txt'); W = weights{:,:}; ...
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Numerical integration of SDE: choice of $dt$ and algorithm

I am working on the following Stochastic Differential Equation (SDE) in the Quantum Mechanics context: $$dX_{t} = a X_{t} dt + b X_{t} dW$$ where $X_{t}$ is my stochastic varible, $dt$ is my ...
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Weighted moving variance

i have a time-series and, in analogy with exponentially weighted moving average, i would like to compute the exponentially weighted moving standard deviation or variance in an efficient, numerically ...
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Inverses of many standard subspaces of one large matrix

i have a large rectangular invertible matrix M (about 5000x5000) and i have a loop in which i do the following for each iteration i (there are about 6000 iterations): i am given a subspace S_i (which ...

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