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Sparse spectral methods for solving differential equations

Janosz Dewberry (CITA)

February 08, 2023

Abstract: Spectral and pseudospectral methods for solving differential equations provide memory-minimizing accuracy, and typically rapid convergence with increasing resolution. However, spectral collocation methods historically favored for their flexibility suffer from dense and poorly conditioned matrices. In this talk I will provide a general introduction to solving ordinary and partial differential equations with spectral methods. I will then introduce recently developed sparse, well-conditioned ultraspherical spectral methods that address many of the drawbacks of previous approaches.