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A family of parametric finite-difference methods for the solution of the sine-Gordon equation. (English) Zbl 0943.65102

Summary: A family of finite difference methods is used to transform the initial-boundary value problem associated with the nonlinear hyperbolic sine-Gordon equation, into a linear algebraic system. Numerical methods are developed by replacing the time and space derivatives by finite difference approximants. The resulting finite difference methods are analyzed for local truncation errors, stability and convergence. The results of a number of numerical experiments are given.

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65M06 Finite difference methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
65M12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
65M15 Error bounds for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
35Q53 KdV equations (Korteweg-de Vries equations)
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