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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

The 2020 MCQ for Mathematics of Computation is 1.78.

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On the numerical solution of the diffusion equation
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by Øystein Tødenes PDF
Math. Comp. 24 (1970), 621-627 Request permission


A proof given by C. E. Pearson $[1]$ for the asymptotic convergence of the numerical solution of the diffusion equation is discussed, and found insufficient. A new, direct proof is given. A method given by Pearson, for improving the numerical solution when a discontinuity is present in the initial-boundary conditions, is considered in more detail.
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  • © Copyright 1970 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 24 (1970), 621-627
  • MSC: Primary 65.68
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  • MathSciNet review: 0275702