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# Lie group study of finite difference schemes

• Differential equations arising in fluid mechanics are usually derived from the intrinsic properties of mechanical systems, in the form of conservation laws, and bear symmetries, which are not generally preserved by a finite difference approximation, and lead to inaccurate numerical results. This paper deals with the analysis of symmetry group of finite difference equations, which is based on the differential approximation. We develop a new scheme, the related differential approximation of which is invariant under the symmetries of the original differential equations. A comparison of numerical performance of this scheme, with standard ones and a higher order one has been realized for the Burgers equation.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 22E70.

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