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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.

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Implicit, time-dependent variable grid finite difference methods for the approximation of a linear waterflood
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An implicit, time-dependent variable grid finite difference method based on the addition of an artificial diffusivity is introduced and analyzed for approximating the solution of a scalar conservation law in a single space variable. No relation between the grids at successive time steps is required for convergence. Two adaptive grid selection procedures are shown to be covered by the analysis. Analogous results are also established for an implicit upwinding procedure.
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  • Mary Fanett Wheeler, A self-adaptive finite difference procedure for one-dimensional, two-phase, immiscible flow, Seminar on Numerical Analysis and its Applications to Continuum Physics (Rio de Janeiro, 1980) Soc. Brasil. Mat., Rio de Janeiro, 1980, pp. 153–161. MR 590282
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  • © Copyright 1983 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 107-121
  • MSC: Primary 65M10; Secondary 35L65
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  • MathSciNet review: 679436