By Douglas N. Arnold, Pavel B. Bochev, Richard B. Lehoucq, Roy A. Nicolaides, Mikhail Shashkov

The IMA sizzling subject matters workshop on suitable spatialdiscretizations used to be held might 11-15, 2004 on the collage of Minnesota. the aim of the workshop was once to compile scientists on the vanguard of the study within the numerical resolution of PDEs to debate fresh advances and novel functions of geometrical and homological methods to discretization. This quantity comprises unique contributions in response to the cloth awarded on the workshop. a different function of the gathering is the inclusion of labor that's consultant of the hot advancements in suitable discretizations throughout a large spectrum of disciplines in computational science.Compatible spatial discretizations are those who inherit or mimic basic houses of the PDE reminiscent of topology, conservation, symmetries, and positivity buildings and greatest ideas. The papers within the quantity provide a picture of the present traits and advancements in suitable spatial discretizations. The reader will locate precious insights on spatial compatibility from a number of varied views and critical examples of purposes suitable discretizations in computational electromagnetics, geosciences, linear elasticity, eigenvalue approximations and MHD. The contributions amassed during this quantity can assist to clarify family members among diverse equipment and ideas and to typically improve our figuring out of appropriate spatial discretizations for PDEs. Abstracts and presentation slides from the workshop will be accessed at ima.umn.edu/talks/workshops/5-11-15.2004/.

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