# Difference methods

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

Methods for the approximate solution of differential equations based on replacing them by equations involving functions of a discrete variable. See Hyperbolic partial differential equation, numerical methods; Parabolic partial differential equation, numerical methods; Elliptic partial differential equation, numerical methods; Differential equations, ordinary, approximate methods of solution of.

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Difference methods. N.S. Bakhvalov (originator),

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