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On upstream differencing and Godunov-type schemes for hyperbolic conservation laws. (English) Zbl 0565.65051

Summary: This paper reviews some of the recent developments in upstream difference schemes through a unified representation, in order to enable comparison between the various schemes. Special attention is given to the Godunov- type schemes that result from using an approximate solution of the Riemann problem. For schemes based on flux splitting, the approximate Riemann solution can be interpreted as a solution of the collisionless Boltzmann equation.

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65M06 Finite difference methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
35L65 Hyperbolic conservation laws

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