CBC talk: Stability, Consistency, and Convergence: Modern Variations on a Classical Theme - June 10, 2009
Prof. Douglas N. Arnold, the current president of SIAM, visited Simula and gave a presentation where he reviewed key elements in numerical computing and showed how these could be generalized to make classically hard problems tractable.
Total number of guests outside of CBC: 4
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Total number of speakers: 1
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Talk: Stability, Consistency, and Convergence: Modern Variations on a Classical ThemeByProf. Douglas N Arnold, the current president of SIAM.
Consistency and stability of numerical discretizations are the basic leitmotifs of numerical analysis, and the idea that consistency and stability imply convergence is a principle theme, particularly in the numerical solution of partial differential equations. But both consistency and stability can, in some situations, be more subtle and elusive than they might appear. Even seemingly simple examples of numerical discretizations can yield unexpected - and even, in real life applications, tragic - results. The development of consistent, stable numerical methods remains elusive for important classes of problems.
We will survey these ideas from their origins in the precomputer era to the present day, via a variety of examples. We finish by describing a new approach, the finite element exterior calculus, which borrows tools from geometry and topology to design and elucidate stable finite element methods.
Place: Storstua at Simula Research Laboratory
Time: 10.00 am
Jun 10, 2009
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
|Where||Storstua @ Simula|
|Contact Name||Hans Petter Langtangen|
Rolv Erlend Bredesen
Olmar al Khayat
Hans Petter Langtangen
Alf Emil Løvgren
Kent Andre Mardal
Hans E. Plesser
Tomas Syrstad Ruud
Kirsten ten Tusscher
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