Stability of the Schemes

  • Gary C. Cohen
Part of the Scientific Computation book series (SCIENTCOMP)


Obviously, the purpose of this book is not to provide a general theory of stability for numerical approximations of ordinary differential equations. This has already been done by specialists (see for example [58] or [62]). What we are going to do here is give an intuitive approach to the notion of stability of a scheme for the wave equations. This approach is actually based on plane wave solutions which can be regarded as elementary solutions of the wave equations, as we saw in Sect. 3.1.


Stability Condition Wave Equation Dispersion Relation Numerical Illustration Discrete Operator 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary C. Cohen
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  1. 1.Domaine de Voluceau RocquencourtINRIALe Chesnay CedexFrance

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