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Student AIM Seminar

Date:  Friday, March 18, 2016
Location:  1084 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  Trapezoid Rule As A Spectral Method

Abstract:   We teach our Math116 kids that the composite trapezoid rule is a 2nd-order quadrature scheme; however, it is well-known that when applied to periodic and smooth integrands, the trapezoid rule is extraordinary, whose convergence becomes infinite-order, or geometric.

In this talk, we will introduce the periodic trapezoid rule (PTR), give proofs of its geometric convergence, and look at its application to the solution of Laplace equation and other elliptic PDE with the help of potential theory.


Speaker:  Bobbie Wu
Institution:  University of Michigan

Event Organizer:   J. G. Hoskins and D. Wood   


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