Conservation of energy, momentum and actions in numerical discretizations of non-linear wave equations
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For classes of symplectic and symmetric time-stepping methods— trigonometric integrators and the Störmer–Verlet or leapfrog method—applied to spectral semi-discretizations of semilinear wave equations in a weakly non-linear setting, it is shown that energy, momentum, and all harmonic actions are approximately preserved over long times. For the case of interest where the CFL number is not a small parameter, such results are outside the reach of standard backward error analysis. Here, they are instead obtained via a modulated Fourier expansion in time.
Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)35L70 65M70 65M15
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