Development of a new approach to solve partial differential equations
Lam, Chung Yau
Date of Issue1995
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This report describes several spreadsheet programs successfully developed by using the popular spreadsheet software Lotus 1-2-3 to solve partial differential equations of different types. They include the method of characteristics and the Lax-Wendroff method for the one-dimensional hyperbolic wave equations, the Gauss-Seidel method and the successive over-relaxation method for the three-dimensional elliptic Laplace equation.
Nanyang Technological University