New Paper ‘On the Rate of Error Growth in Time for Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Dispersive Wave Equations’ on arXiv
Manuel Quezada de Luna, David I. Ketcheson, and I have published our new paper On the Rate of Error Growth in Time for Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Dispersive Wave Equations on arXiv.
We study the numerical error in solitary wave solutions of nonlinear dispersive wave equations. A number of existing results for discretizations of solitary wave solutions of particular equations indicate that the error grows quadratically in time for numerical methods that do not conserve energy, but grows only linearly for conservative methods. We provide numerical experiments suggesting that this result extends to a very broad class of equations and numerical methods.