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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)

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Numerical applications of reflection to partial differential equations
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Math. Comp. 30 (1976), 220-240 Request permission


Recent papers have reported results on the numerical solution of nonlinear free boundary problems wherein a conformal transformation (which must be determined) maps the unknown flow region onto a known domain; the boundary conditions are handled by the method of steepest descent. The present paper discusses the use of the reflection property of solutions of elliptic equations to determine these boundary conditions. The procedure is applied to the vena contracta models, and it is seen that it converges about ten times faster than the steepest-descent method.
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  • © Copyright 1976 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 30 (1976), 220-240
  • MSC: Primary 65N99; Secondary 30A28, 65E05
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  • MathSciNet review: 0443380