# Questions tagged [reference-request]

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### Discrete model of cell - cell communication

I am trying to understand how cell to cell communication is studied using a discrete modelling framework. Could someone please suggest suitable references or libraries which already have ...
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### Two-dimensional ordering issue – alternate sort order ascending/descending to reduce fluctuations - trivial?

I have a solution in search of a problem that some of you could perhaps help me with. Let $L$ be a list of elements. Each element has two inherent properties/attributes ($a$, $b$) that can each be ...
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### Finite Difference Approximation for the Laplacian in 2D that produces a nonsymmetric matrix

Consider the following PDE \begin{align} -\Delta u &= f \ \ \text{en} \ \ (0,1)\times (0,1) \label{P1} \\ u &= 0 \ \ \text{en} \ \partial ((0,1)\times (0,1)) \label{P2} \end{align} if we ...
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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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### Tensor product representation for the 9-point finite difference approximations for the Poisson equation

If we use 5-point finite difference approximations in a uniform rectangular grid to solve the Poisson PDE \begin{align} -\Delta u &= f \ \ \text{en} \ \ (0,1)\times (0,1) \label{P1} \\ u &= ...
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### Scientific computing code development hands on introduction

I have a background in Computational Mechanics but my knowledge remains very user-oriented. What I mean by that is that I have a fairely good knowledge about how to use a commercial engineering ...
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### How important is learning hardware/architecture for scientific computing?

Apologies if this is a bit of a soft, unclear, or opinion-based question. I'm a relatively new PhD student in a (computational) quantum chemistry group. My group develops and maintains a few software ...
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### Help me choose a book on the numerical integration of PDEs

For ODEs I have these books: Griffiths, David, Higham, Desmond J., Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations, 2010 Alfio Quarteroni, Riccardo Sacco, Fausto Saleri, Numerical Mathematics, ...
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### HLLC Riemann solver with shock test 2 - extension to low densities

I am currently using the HLLC solver to solve a 1-D system of Euler equations with very satisfactory results. However, there are cases where my solution produces low-density, high velocity states, ...
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### What is the best cooling and flippling schedule in simulated annealing?

I've noticed that some heuristics for it on my problem which work surprisingly well. I guess it ought to be systematically studied although I cannot find guides or overviews for it.
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### Book Recommendation: Analysis and design of mechanistic models - such as pharmacokinetics or hydrology models

I have been looking at an interesting book "Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Modeling and Simulation" by Peter Bonate on pharmacokinetic models: the models of how medical drugs work their way through ...
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### Are there well-known methods for navigating on kd-trees?

When you have a mesh, there are many well-known methods to navigate it, as for example using a half-edge data structure, that allows easy circulation around faces and vertices. Are there similar ...
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### Reference request: Riks method (Nonlinear FEM)

I'm struggling to find a good detailed reference explaining the Arc-length method or, more generally, Riks method and its derivations. I looked for the classical books in nonlinear mechanics (the ones ...
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### Classification of multiobjective optimization algorithms

I am looking for a good (canonical?) overview paper(s)/book(s) on the classification of multiobjective optimization algorithms. I am focused on obtaining a representative set of Pareto optimal ...