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Nodal Discontinuous Galerkin Methods

Algorithms, Analysis, and Applications

  • First text on DG-FEM, suitable both as a textbook and for self sudy

  • Attention to both basic analysis and algorithmic issues

  • Easily modified MATLAB library routines

  • Enables 1D-3D solution of PDEs in general geometries

  • Exercises at the end of each chapter

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Texts in Applied Mathematics (TAM)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    Pages 1-17
  3. The key ideas

    Pages 19-41
  4. Insight through theory

    Pages 75-113
  5. Nonlinear problems

    Pages 115-168
  6. Beyond one dimension

    Pages 169-241
  7. Higher-order equations

    Pages 243-330
  8. Into the third dimension

    Pages 407-443
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 445-501

About this book

This book discusses a family of computational methods, known as discontinuous Galerkin methods, for solving partial differential equations. While these methods have been known since the early 1970s, they have experienced an almost explosive growth interest during the last ten to fifteen years, leading both to substantial theoretical developments and the application of these methods to a broad range of problems.

These methods are different in nature from standard methods such as finite element or finite difference methods, often presenting a challenge in the transition from theoretical developments to actual implementations and applications.

This book is aimed at graduate level classes in applied and computational mathematics. The combination of an in depth discussion of the fundamental properties of the discontinuous Galerkin computational methods with the availability of extensive software allows students to gain first hand experience from the beginning without eliminating theoretical insight.

Jan S. Hesthaven is a professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.

Tim Warburton is an assistant professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at Rice University.

Keywords

  • 3D
  • Analysis
  • Helmholtz equation
  • MATLAB
  • algorithm
  • algorithms
  • finite element method
  • operator
  • partial differential equations

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book provides comprehensive coverage of the major aspects of the DG-FEM, from derivation, analysis and implementation of the method to simulation of application problems. It is a highly valuable volume in the literature on the DG-FEM. It is also suitable as a textbook for a graduate-level course for students in computational and applied mathematics, physics and engineering."

-Mathematical Reviews

"The book under review presents basic ideas, theoretical analysis, MATLAB implementation and applications of the DG-FEM. … The representative references quoted are useful for any reader interested in applying the method in a particular area. … This book provides comprehensive coverage of the major aspects of the DG-FEM … . It is a highly valuable volume in the literature on the DG-FEM. It is also suitable as a textbook for a graduate-level course for students in computational and applied mathematics, physics, and engineering." (Weimin Han, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 k)

"This book is intended to offer a comprehensive introduction to, and an efficient implementation of discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods … . Each chapter of the book is largely self-contained and is complemented by adequate exercises. … The style of writing is clear and concise … . is an exceptionally complete and accessible reference for graduate students, researchers, and professionals in applied mathematics, physics, and engineering. It may be used in graduate-level courses, as a self-study resource, or as a research reference." (Marius Ghergu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1134 (12), 2008)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, USA

    Jan S. Hesthaven

  • Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, Houston, USA

    Tim Warburton

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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)