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These notes developed from a course on the numerical solution of conservation laws first taught at the University of Washington in the fall of 1988 and then at ETH during the following spring. The overall emphasis is on studying the mathematical tools that are essential in de veloping, analyzing, and successfully using numerical methods for nonlinear systems of conservation laws, particularly for problems involving shock waves. A reasonable un derstanding of the mathematical structure of these equations and their solutions is first required, and Part I of these notes deals with this theory. Part II deals more directly with numerical methods, again with the emphasis on general tools that are of broad use. I have stressed the underlying ideas used in various classes of methods rather than present ing the most sophisticated methods in great detail. My aim was to provide a sufficient background that students could then approach the current research literature with the necessary tools and understanding. Without the wonders of TeX and LaTeX, these notes would never have been put together. The professionallooking results perhaps obscure the fact that these are indeed lecture notes. Some sections have been reworked several times by now, but others are still preliminary. I can only hope that the errors are. not too blatant. Moreover, the breadth and depth of coverage was limited by the length of these courses, and some parts are rather sketchy.
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"The computing community needs a good text on modern methods for conservation laws, and these notes provide an excellent start on that text. Equally important, LeVeque's perspective and writing style make for wonderful reading and learning. (How often do we find important content and good writing in one book?)" —SIAM Review
"The book by Randall LeVeque is among the first that makes the material in this area accessible to first and second year graduate students in the mathematical sciences. It should be an excellent introduction to this topic for any researcher in the mathematical sciences…This book is based on [the] lecture notes of the author and should serve well as a text for a graduate course…There are many interesting exercises that serve to illuminate and expand on the text, and there are also many welldrawn figures." —Bulletin of the AMS
 Table of contents (18 chapters)


Introduction
Pages 113

The Derivation of Conservation Laws
Pages 1418

Scalar Conservation Laws
Pages 1940

Some Scalar Examples
Pages 4150

Some Nonlinear Systems
Pages 5157

Table of contents (18 chapters)
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 Book Title
 Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws
 Authors

 Randall J. LeVeque
 Series Title
 Lectures in Mathematics. ETH Zürich
 Copyright
 1992
 Publisher
 Birkhäuser Basel
 Copyright Holder
 Springer Basel AG
 eBook ISBN
 9783034886291
 DOI
 10.1007/9783034886291
 Softcover ISBN
 9783764327231
 Edition Number
 2
 Number of Pages
 XII, 220
 Number of Illustrations
 4 b/w illustrations
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