Fast Solvers for Highly Oscillatory Problems

Instantanés de recherche mathématique à Oberwolfach

Fast Solvers for Highly Oscillatory Problems

Waves of diverse types surround us. Sound, light and other waves, such as microwaves, are crucial for speech, mobile phones, and other communication technologies. Elastic waves propagating through the Earth bounce through the Earth’s crust and enable us to “see” thousands of kilometres in depth. These propagating waves are highly oscillatory in time and space, and may scatter off obstacles or get “trapped” in cavities. Simulating these phenomena on computers is extremely important. However, the achievable speeds for accurate numerical modelling are low even on large modern computers. Our snapshot will introduce the reader to recent progress in designing algorithms that allow for much more rapid solutions. 

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Sujet mathématique

Calcul numérique et calcul scientifique

Liens avec d'autres domaines

Ingénierie et technologie


Alex Barnett
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
David Edward Bruschi, Johannes Niediek




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Sujet mathématique

Algèbre et théorie des nombres
Pédagogie et éducation
Mathématiques discrètes et fondements des mathématiques
Géométrie et Topologie
Calcul numérique et calcul scientifique
Théorie des probabilités et statistique

Liens avec d'autres domaines

Chimie et sciences de la terre
Ingénierie et technologie
Humanités et sciences sociales
Sciences de la vie
Pensées mathématiques

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