By Ronald E. Mickens

ISBN-10: 9812564047

ISBN-13: 9789812564047

ISBN-10: 9812703314

ISBN-13: 9789812703316

This quantity presents a concise creation to the method of nonstandard finite distinction (NSFD) schemes building and exhibits how they are often utilized to the numerical integration of differential equations happening within the usual, biomedical, and engineering sciences. those tools had their genesis within the paintings of Mickens within the 1990's and at the moment are starting to be generally studied and utilized through different researchers. the significance of the e-book derives from its transparent and direct rationalization of NSFD within the introductory bankruptcy in addition to a large dialogue of the long run instructions had to improve the subject.

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2) (2) (3) In (l),(2) and (3) the variable 7 is a scaled cylindrical coordinate, K is the transonic similarity parameter, 2) is a dipole strength and $ ( x ,T) is a velocity disturbance potential. Both S(z) and G ( z ) are bounded functions. It is the pressure coefficient which allows the determinination of whether the body possesses a shock-free flow. Computing it is complicated by the fact that $(z, T) and S(z) log T are both becoming singular as T 4 0, which is where the boundary condition must be evaluated, and the quantity G’(x) we require is the derivative of the difference between these two large quantities.

This work was expanded in [6], which led to the first computation of shock-free, transonic, slender bodies with axisymmetry but without foreaft symmetry. Basically, the problem involves numerically solving a boundary value problem with an elliptic-hyperbolic partial differential equation (the Kkmbn-Guderley equation) in cylindrical coordinates, with a singular inner Neumann boundary condition at T = 0 and a non-singular outer Dirichlet boundary condition far away from T = 0. Namely, (1) $(z, T) --+ S(z) log?

Examples of applying Buckmire’s MFD scheme to the bifurcatory, nonlinear eigenvalue problems of Bratu and Gel’fand are also presented. The results support the utility and versatility of MFD schemes for boundary value problems with singularities or bifurcations. Keywords: NSFD, MFD, Bratu problem, Gelfand problem, nonstandard finite differences, Mickens finite difference, bifurcation, singular, nonlinear, eigenvalue 1. Introduction I n this paper a review of t h e discovery, development a n d various implementations by t h e author of a specific Mickens finite difference (MFD) shall be presented.