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Author Zhong, Ning ♦ Weihrauch, Klaus
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Computable analysis ♦ Computability on distributions ♦ Computable real functions
Abstract The theory of generalized functions is the foundation of the modern theory of partial differential equations (PDE). As computers are playing an ever-larger role in solving PDEs, it is important to know those operations involving generalized functions in analysis and PDE that can be computed on digital computers. In this article, we introduce natural concepts of computability on test functions and generalized functions, as well as computability on Schwartz test functions and tempered distributions. Type-2 Turing machines are used as the machine model [Weihrauch 2000]. It is shown here that differentiation and integration on distributions are computable operators, and various types of Fourier transforms and convolutions are also computable operators. As an application, it is shown that the solution operator of the distributional inhomogeneous three dimensional wave equation is computable.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-07-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 50
Issue Number 4
Page Count 37
Starting Page 469
Ending Page 505


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Source: ACM Digital Library