An introduction to hyperbolic PDEs and a class of numerical methods for approximating their solution, including both linear problems and nonlinear conservation laws.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Conservation laws and differential equations; 3. Characteristics and Riemann problems for linear hyperbolic equations; 4. Finite-volume methods; 5. Introduction to the CLAWPACK software; 6. High resolution methods; 7. Boundary conditions and ghost cells; 8. Convergence, accuracy, and stability; 9. Variable-coefficient linear equations; 10. Other approaches to high resolution; 11. Nonlinear scalar conservation laws; 12. Finite-volume methods for nonlinear scalar conservation laws; 13. Nonlinear systems of conservation laws; 14. Gas dynamics and the Euler equations; 15. Finite-volume methods for nonlinear systems; 16. Some nonclassical hyperbolic problems; 17. Source terms and balance laws; 18. Multidimensional hyperbolic problems; 19. Multidimensional numerical methods; 20. Multidimensional scalar equations; 21. Multidimensional systems; 22. Elastic waves; 23. Finite-volume methods on quadrilateral grids; Bibliography; Index.
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