Along with finite differences and finite elements, spectral methods are one of the three main methodologies for solving partial differential equations on computers. This book provides a detailed presentation of basic spectral algorithms, as well as a systematical presentation of basic convergence theory and error analysis for spectral methods. Readers of this book will be exposed to a unified framework for designing and analyzing spectral algorithms for a variety of problems, including in particular high-order differential equations and problems in unbounded domains. The book contains a large number of figures which are designed to illustrate various concepts stressed in the book. A set of basic matlab codes has been made available online to help the readers to develop their own spectral codes for their specific applications.
The analysis in this book is presented in a unified framework using the non-uniformly weighted Sobolev spaces which lead to simplified analysis and more precise estimates.
The book contains, in particular, efficient spectral algorithms and their error analysis for higher-order differential equations, integral equations, problems in unbounded domains and high-dimensional domains.
A set of well structured Matlab codes is available online so the readers can easily modify and expand.
Jie Shen: Ph.D., Numerical Analysis, Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 1987; B.S., Computational Mathematics, Peking University, China, 1982.
Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University; Guest Professorships in Shanghai University and Xiamen University; Member of editorial boards for numerous top research journals.
Tao Tang: Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds, 1989;
Computational Mathematics, Peking University, China, 1984.
Head and Chair Professor of Hong Kong Baptist University; Cheung Kong Chair Professor under Ministry of Education of China; Winner of a Leslie Fox Prize in 1988 and a Feng Kang Prize in Scientific Computing in 2003; Member of editorial boards for numerous top research journals.
Lilian Wang: Ph.D, Computational Mathematics, Shanghai University, China 2000; B.S., Mathematics Education, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China, 1995.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. A prolific researcher with over twenty research papers in top journals.