Mathematics plays a key role in scientific computing

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Mathematics plays a key role in scientific computing

I attended a very interesting workshop at the research center MFO in Oberwolfach on “Recent Developments in the Numerics of Nonlinear Hyperbolic Conservation Laws”. The title sounds a bit technical, but in plain language we could say: The theme is to survey recent research concerning how mathematics is used to study numerical algorithms involving a special class of equations. These equations arise from computer simulations to solve application problems including those in aerospace engineering, automobile design, and electromagnetic waves in communications as examples. This topic belongs to the general research area called “scientific computing”. 

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Mathematical subjects

Numerics and Scientific Computing

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology

Author(s)

Chi-Wang Shu
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Daniel Kronberg

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2017-011-EN

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Physics
Reflections on Mathematics

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