Nonstandard Finite Difference Schemes: Methodology and Applications (Hardcover)
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"This book contains a clear presentation of nonstandard finite difference schemes for the numerical integration of differential equations. A set of rules for constructing nonstandard finite difference schemes is also presented. An important feature of the book is the illustration of the various discrete modeling principles, by their application to a large number of both ordinary and partial differential equations."
This second edition of Nonstandard Finite Difference Models of Differential Equations provides an update on the progress made in both the theory and application of the NSFD methodology during the past two and a half decades. In addition to discussing details related to the determination of the denominator functions and the nonlocal discrete representations of functions of dependent variables, we include many examples illustrating just how this should be done.
Of real value to the reader is the inclusion of a chapter listing many exact difference schemes, and a chapter giving NSFD schemes from the research literature. The book emphasizes the critical roles played by the "principle of dynamic consistency" and the use of sub-equations for the construction of valid NSFD discretizations of differential equations.