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### Finite volume method for 1D heat equation in 1D

The simple answer is, as I now realise, that you are free to compute the fluxes however you please, and the fluxes are evaluated on the cell boundaries, so I can just insert the actual values for the ...

### Approximation of derivatives in the finite volume method

The fluxes for this problem are evaluated on the cell boundaries rather than the cell centres. So for cells small enough, you can use a simple arithmetic average: \frac{\partial \varphi}{\partial X}\...
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### Adding a diffusion term to the MUSCL - Kurganov and Tadmor central scheme

From a finite volume point of view, fluxes should be calculated at the cell faces and added up for each cell. However, since you are using Cartesian meshes and your material properties are constant, ...
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### Approximation of derivatives in the finite volume method

The main idea behind the finite volume method is rather based on approximating the conservation laws in integral weak form (Divergence theorem) \begin{equation} \frac{d}{dt}\int_{x_L}^{x_R} u(x,t) ...