Getting Started

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 2)


This chapter introduces the reader to various basic aspects of numerical simulation, including derivation of partial differential equations, construction of finite difference schemes, implementation in Diffpack, and visualization of the simulation results. Particular attention is paid to fundamental concepts in Diffpack and C++ programming that will be needed for further reading of the book.


Finite Difference Scheme Courant Number Member Function Tridiagonal Matrice Virtual Function 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
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  1. 1.Mechanics Division, Department of MathematicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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