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Fully discrete local discontinuous Galerkin method for solving the fractional telegraph equation



This paper aims to develop a fully discrete local discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for numerical simulation of the time-fractional telegraph equation, where the fractional derivative is in the sense of Caputo. The method is based on a finite difference scheme in time and local discontinuous Galerkin methods in space. The stability and convergence of this discontinuous approach are discussed and theoretically proven. Finally numerical examples are performed to illustrate the effectiveness and the accuracy of the method.


Fractional telegraph equation Local discontinuous Galerkin method Stability Error estimates 

Mathematics Subject Classification

35Q99 65M60 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leilei Wei
    • 1
  • Huiya Dai
    • 1
  • Dingling Zhang
    • 2
  • Zhiyong Si
    • 3
  1. 1.College of ScienceHenan University of TechnologyZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Mathematics and Information ScienceHenan Polytechnic UniversityJiaozuoPeople’s Republic of China

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