##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 295 - Mathematics Colloquium

## Jinchao Xu

#### Penn State University

## An integrated study of discretization, adaptivity and iterative methods for solving partial differential equations

##### Abstract:

This talk will touch upon three general aspects of numerical solution of partial differential equations: discretization (for transforming a continuous problem to a discrete problem), grid adaptation (for optimizing the discrete scheme) and iterative methods (for solving the resulting discrete systems). A number of recent results will be presented in all these different aspects and an integrated application of these results will be illustrated through an example from modeling of complex fluids.

Host: Randy Bank

### February 9, 2006

### 3:00 PM

### AP&M 7321

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