#### Graduate Seminar in summer term 2016:

# S4E1 – Numerical simulations of waves

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**Requirements:** Basic knowledge in partial differential equations and their discretisations.

#### Description:

Waves play an important role in natural sciences,
as they arise in the propagation of light and sound, in the
interplay of electric and magnetic fields, or in the evolution of
particles.
This seminar discusses numerical methods
for the wave equation for acoustic waves for the time-dependent and the
time-harmonic case, for Maxwell's equations for
electromagnetic waves, and for SchrÃ¶dinger's equation of quantum mechanics.
Particular problems of numerical methods for waves include
dispersion or stability.
Furthermore, conservation properties of solutions to the above mentioned problems
should be preserved in numerical
approximations.

This seminar introduces discretisations for those problems, which should be
illustrated in simple numerical examples.

The seminar will be based mainly on selected journal articles. Students interested in the seminar might contact M. Schedensack in advance to register.

**Date:** | Monday, 14(c.t.)–16, Wegelerstr. 6, SR 5.002 |

**First seminar meeting:** | Monday, April 11th, 14(c.t.)–16, Wegelerstr. 6, SR 5.002. |