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### How to implement the following Finite Element method for Burgers' equation?

I am trying to replicate this result. It involves using the Galerkin finite element approach onto the viscous Burgers' equation. However, my implementation (in R) seems to be giving me wrong results....
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### Do computational scientists typically also become domain experts?

Let's say I'm interested in fluid dynamics, specifically in fluid-structure interactions -- and I want to get into modeling, simulations and experiments. I am a mathematics student by training, ...
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### Equivalent of multiple-scale analysis for a linear ODE

I came across the method of multiple-scale analysis and was intrigued, because I am trying to solve a linear ODE with multiple characteristic timescales. When I apply the method as described, say, ...
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### Prescribing variables as an excitation in Runge-Kutta method

I am using Runge-Kutta to solve a $3 \times 3$ 2nd order linear ODE $$M x'' + C x' + K x = 0$$ and initial conditions are all zeros. Then I prescribe the 2nd variable to follow a given path. As for ...
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### Incomplete LU decomposition of sparse matrix

I have a sparse matrix stored in CSR format. For this matrix, I would like to get the incomplete LU decomposition. I tried to find algorithms which can utilize the CSR format but I could not find ...
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### Implementation of Lanczos method that returns tridiagonal matrix

The Lanczos method can be used to obtain extremal eigenpairs of sparse symmetric or hermitian matrices. I know there are several implementations of the Lanczos method (as well as Arnoldi, Davidson, ...
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### Binary combinatorial optimization with hard to compute costs

I have a combinatorial problem regarding the optimal placement of sensors. I want to find the optimal placement of $N$ sensors, given $M$ possible locations, $N < M$. Right now I'm working with ...
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### Power series regression linear fit in VBA excel

I wrote a program that calculates the best fit in VBA excel for the following model $$y_k=c_1x_k+c_0+c_{-1}(x_k)^{-1}$$ solving for the best fit parameters $c_1$, $c_0$, and $c_{-1}$. However I ...
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### Change of random variables and check by plot

Question As a test, I transform a uniform distribution over the unit square. But when I check the transformed distribution with Monte Carlo, it is wrong. What went wrong? Thanks. Problem Random ...
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### Least square approximation of a polynomial with a constraint on the derivative in Python

I'm trying to fit a polynomial of the third degree through a number of points. This could be a very simple problem when not constraining the derivative. I found some promising solutions using CVXPY to ...
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### Numerov method for Schrodinger equation

While learning about numerical methods for solving the Schrödinger equation I came across Numerov's method. I want to get the solution for the harmonic oscillator by alreading giving the eigenvalues. ...
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### Determination of Young's Modulus for a Finite Element Code

I am writing a finite element code for my final year project of BS Mechanical Engineering. The geometry is an integration of several parts composed of different materials. I don't have exact values of ...
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### Well-posedness of Navier-Stokes equation

Before running a simulation for turbulence (e.g Rayleigh-Benard Convection), how do we check for well-posedness of Navier-Stokes with other equations for a given boundary condition?? Can someone ...
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### Finite volume a posteriori error estimation

I'm wondering what alternatives there are to a grid convergence study to judge solution accuracy for a given grid resolution when doing steady-state RANS simulations on an automatically generated ...
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### How can the gravitational n-body problem be solved in parallel?

How can the gravitational n-body problem be solved numerically in parallel? Is precision-complexity tradeoff possible? How does precision influence the quality of the model?
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### 2D cross section from 3D surface

I am trying to apply the "restoring force surface" method to a dynamic linear system. The idea behind this method is that, knowing acceleration, displacement, velocity and input force it is possible ...
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I’m looking for software that can simulate “hot” plasmas of multiple ion species...so some sort of simulation software that could calculate ion temperature and density distributions taking into ...
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### Shape measure for C-shaped objects

There are many well defined measures for many basic geometrical objects such as rectangularity (area coverage of minimum bounding rectangle), triangularity (area coverage of minimum enclosing triangle)...
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### Optimization algorithm / approach for suggesting what goods to buy and sell in a marketplace?

A toy problem would probably be best to explain it this. Let's say we have 100 people, each with 4 unique types of items (to simplify things, let's say it's the same four types of items for each ...
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### Difficult bug in my 2D Compressible Euler solver

For the past few days, I have been writing a numerical solver for the 2D compressible Euler equations for an ideal gas. My numerical method has been the Local Lax Friedrichs or "Rusanov's method." ...
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### Single nodes after mpmetis partitioning

I was checking partitioning capabilities of Metis (mpmetis) when I noticed, that it leaves two single nodes. I have marked them in red Have you seen something similar or maybe it is my mistake? The ...
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### Limitations with dynamical systems vs. PDEs?

As a computational scientist, are there limitations to studying dynamical systems — systems of odes in which each state variable evolves with time — compared to studying PDEs? For instance, it seems ...
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### Pixel-To-Angle Transformation in Camera Image

I'm trying to localize points I see in a camera image in terms of azimuth and elevation and match points between shots. Individual shots should differ only in rotation around the camera's center (...
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### Why don't we call the simulation “a model for …”?

When a set of model equations, e.g. some coupled differential equations, has solutions that behave in ways similar to real-life phenomena such as blood flow in the heart, a wave movement, or a plate ...
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### What software is good to use for parallel debugging?

I'm not running any parallel code right now, but I anticipate running parallel code in the future using a hybrid of OpenMP and MPI. Debuggers have been invaluable tools for me when running serial ...
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### How to use QZ decomposition for single matrix in Matlab?

Can I use QZ decomposition on a single square matrix in Matlab? Like, [Aa,Q,Z]=qz(A);
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### How to define $P0-$ Piecewise constant basis function in finite element method?

Suppose if we take $X_h(G)$ as finite element space then this space (space of piecewise constant basis function)is defined as $$X_h=\{v: v|_{T}=c_{T}, T \in \mathbb{T}\},$$ where $\mathbb{T}$ is a ...
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### Sensitivity of BFGS to the accuracy of the gradient

I am studying how to speed-up the BFGS method using quantum computing techniques. I have used a method of speeding up the gradient of the function, but it sacrifices the precision value of the ...
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### Activation function with special conditions in machine learning

I only have a basic understanding of deep learning, but looking through it I had an idea on how to approximate global minima of the NN. However, for it's activation function I am only able to use: ...
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### Classical vs. modified Gram-Schmidt

It is often said that modified Gram-Schmidt is more robust with respect to rounding errors than classical Gram-Schmidt, but it is very hard to find a good explanation / example of why this is so. Can ...
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### DG local equation, how to interpret mean-averaged test function

In the paper http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045782509003521, an HDG element-local equation is described on page 584 equation (4), with one of the equations taking the following ...
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### What's the terminology for this alternative minimization algorithm?

Say the model is $F(x_1)G(x_2)Z(x_3) = y \in \mathbb{R}^N$, with $F,G,Z$ explicitly known, we are given observation of $y$ as $y_b \in \mathbb{R}^N$ to find the value of $x_1$, $x_2$, $x_3$ for each ...
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### How to include penalty in a Objective Function with Python? GEKKO

I'm trying to include a "great M" penalty in my objective function. I want use the entry x vector values as entry values in a function. A fixed maximum value is took initially for the returned value ...
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### Cubature rule in unit Sphere in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$

I need to find the cubature rule for the following integration $$\int_{S^{2}} f(s,\tilde{s})d\tilde{s} ds,$$ where $S^2$ is the unit sphere in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$.
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### Finding curves where function goes to zero in two dimensions

Suppose $f(x,y)$ is a complex function of two real arguments with roots* that are not discrete points but lie in curves. (Is there are term for this characteristic?) An example is shown below: the ...
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### Error on the fit parameters when several good fits exist

I am using the reduced chi-squared statistic to determine the goodness of fit. I run several simulations and determine that a parameter 'p' has a certain range of values that all give values between 0....
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### Best way of storing numerical data in a compact manner, while leaving it accessible for tools like GnuPlot?

My simulation, written in C++, generates a large amount (roughly ~500) of text files for each set of parameters I try to simulate, with four columns of ~5k double values in each file. Furthermore, to ...
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### MINLP with GEKKO - Modeling discrete variables

I'm trying to define a MINLP optimization problem with GEKKO in Python, and I want to use some variables with fixed values. For my first variable, x1, I need to define the following values (as would ...
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### 2D Ising Model, heat capacity decreases with lattice size

The problem I'm trying to make a metropolis simulation of the 2D Ising model. Basically, it's the following, for each monte-carlo step: Visit each lattice site, Compute energy required to flip ...
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### ISING2D with Mathematica. Searching a correct way to compute the heat capacity (mean values over several iterations)

I'm trying compute the heat capacity $C_v$ out of my simulation for the 2D-Ising model which is given by $C_v = \frac{\langle E^2 \rangle - \langle E \rangle^2}{T^2N^2}$ ($E$: Energy, $T$: ...
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### Fast convergence of smoothing of periodic noise

I have essentially periodic data from a simulation (not exactly periodic but is qualitatively fairly periodic), and I'd like to take an average or noise filter of some sort that I can get a well ...
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### Iterative linear solver for “ugly” saddle point system

I am a graduate student majoring scientific computing. The numeric model I made caused a very ugly-looking saddle-point linear system. It is not symmetric at all and I will attach the sparsity pattern ...