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Mathematics of Computation

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On stability criteria of explicit difference schemes for certain heat conduction problems with uncommon boundary conditions
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Math. Comp. 15 (1961), 179-185 Request permission


Stability criteria are derived for the explicit difference schemes appropriate to the following problems: 1) heat conduction in a slab in contact with a well stirred liquid; 2) heat conduction in a slab radiating to one face of a thin slab with infinite thermal conductivity, the other face of which radiates into a medium at prescribed temperature; 3) heat conduction in a cylinder radiating to the inner surface of a thin coaxial cylindrical shell with infinite thermal conductivity, the outer surface of which radiates into a medium at prescribed temperature.
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  • © Copyright 1961 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 15 (1961), 179-185
  • MSC: Primary 65.68
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  • MathSciNet review: 0128632