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Numerics of Partial Differential Equations

Code: MA573 | L-T-P-C: 3-0-2-8

Prerequisites: MA 542 Differential Equations

Finite difference schemes for partial differential equations - explicit and implicit schemes; Consistency, stability and convergence - stability analysis by matrix method and von Neumann method, Lax's equivalence theorem; Finite difference schemes for initial and boundary value problems - FTCS, backward Euler and Crank-Nicolson schemes, ADI methods, Lax Wendroff method, upwind scheme; CFL conditions; Finite element method for ordinary differential equations - variational methods, method of weighted residuals, finite element analysis of one-dimensional problems.


  1. G. D. Smith, Numerical Solutions to Partial Differential Equations, Oxford University Press, 3rd Edn., 1986.
  2. J. C. Strikwerda, Finite Difference Schemes and Partial Differential Equations, SIAM, 2004.
  3. J. N. Reddy, An Introduction to Finite Element Method, 3rd Edn., McGraw Hill, 2005.


  1. L. Lapidus and G. F. Pinder, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations in Science and Engineering, John Wiley, 1982.
  2. K. W. Morton and D. F. Mayers, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edn., 2005.
  3. C. Johnson, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations by the Finite Element Method, Dover Publications, 2009.