NA Digest Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 41

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Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs

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From: Mario Arioli <>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 12:19:22 +0100
Subject: Looking for ill conditioned sparse matrices

We are interested in very ill conditioned sparse
matrices A (condition number of A is k(A) = O(1/eps), where eps
is double precision machine precision) for which it is necessary
to solve the corresponding linear system

Ax = b

with some reasonable accuracy.
The matrices can be either symmetric or unsymmetric.

If you have any such problems, we would be really grateful if you
could supply us with the data in a standard sparse matrix format
(Rutherford Boeing or coordinate format or as a Matlab file).

A brief description of the field where the matrix comes from
would be useful and, if possible, please provide an example of a
right-hand side b.

Mario Arioli, Iain Duff, and Jennifer Scott

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Atlas Centre,
Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX, UK.

e-mail to


From: Ulrich Ruede <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:09:56 -0400
Subject: 2nd CS&E Student Paper Prize @ SIAM CS&E Conference 2009

The 2nd BGCE Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the 2009 SIAM CS&E
Conference, March 2-6, in Miami, Florida for outstanding student work
in the field of Computational Science and Engineering.

Founder of the prize is the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational
Engineering (BGCE,, a consortium offering an
honors track to the best students of three international Master's
programs in Computational Engineering at Technische Universitaet
Muenchen (TUM) and Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU). The prize
winner will be invited to spend one week (air fare and lodging
expenses covered) in Bavaria, visiting FAU and TUM and getting in
contact with BGCE's educational and research program, one of the most
advanced ones in Europe.

Eligible for the prize will be undergraduate and graduate students
prior to receiving their PhD (at date of submission). Candidates are
required to summarize their work in a short paper of at most 4 pages.
The prize finalists will be asked to present their work at SIAM CSE
2009 with a talk to be given in a special "CSE Student Prize
Minisymposium". The papers and talks will be evaluated by an
international prize committee. Excluded from the competition are only
students from our own universities, FAU and TUM. SIAM has a fund
available to help with students’ costs in attending meetings. Details
are at SIAM’s web site:

Deadline for submissions is December 14, 2008. Submissions should be
sent in pdf format by e-mail to or

Since we are interested in a broad and high-level competition, we ask
you to encourage suitable candidates in your group or department to
submit a paper and to support their participation in SIAM CSE
2009. Additional links:
SIAM CS&E 2009:
SIAM News Article on BGCE Prize 2007:

Your support is appreciated!

Ulrich Ruede and Hans-Joachim Bungartz


From: Yves Lucet <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 17:11:20 -0700
Subject: CCA Computational Convex Analysis numerical library released

The latest version of the Computational Convex Analysis (CCA) numerical
library is now available from

The library allows the numerical computation of fundamental convex
transforms arising from Convex Analysis using hybrid symbolic-numeric
algorithms. It runs on the open source mathematical software Scilab.


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 13:50:01 -0400
Subject: Iain Duff poetry recital

At the SIAM Annual Meeting, Iain Duff was kind
enough to read Robert Burn's "Ode to a Haggis",
and my refactorized version: "Ode to a Matrix",
while I recorded him.

You can enjoy both recordings here:

(along with another true Scots rendition of "Ode
to a Haggis," plus my faux Scots renditions of both poems).


From: Melina Freitag <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:10:29 -0400
Subject: 4th Postgraduate Numerical Analysis Day, Univ. of Bath, Oct 2008

The University of Bath is hosting the 4th Postgraduate Numerical Analysis
Seminar Day on October 22nd 2008.

The principle aim of the day is to provide postgraduate students in Numerical
Analysis with a forum in which they can present and discuss their research.

For program and more information see the website at

All welcome, there is no registration fee.


From: Lars Grasedyck <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:30:15 -0400
Subject: Symposium in honor of W.Hackbusch's 60th Birthday, Leipzig, Dec 2008

The Max Planck Institute for mathematics in the sciences organises the
International Symposium on Scientific Computing (Complexity, Algorithms
and Applications) in Leipzig (Germany) on December 15-17 2008.

The topics of the symposium are
* Multigrid methods
* Boundary element methods
* Data-sparse and structured matrices
* Approximation and computation in high dimensions

Invited speakers are
* Randy Bank (UC San Diego)
* Dietrich Braess (University Bochum)
* Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen)
* Peter Deuflhard (ZIB Berlin)
* Ivan Graham (University Bath)
* Michael Griebel (University Bonn)
* Peter Kunkel (University Leipzig)
* Patrick Le Tallec (University Paris Dauphine)
* Arnold Reusken (RWTH Aachen)
* Christoph Schwab (ETH Zürich)
* Eugene Tyrtyshnikov (University Moscow)
* Gabriel Wittum (University Frankfurt)
* Harry Yserentant (TU Berlin)

Scientific Committee: Randy Bank, Wolfgang Dahmen, Stefan Goedecker,
Karl Kunisch, Stefan Müller, Stefan Sauter, Gabriel Wittum


From: Peter Turner <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 08:21:38 -0400
Subject: SIAM CSE09 Undergraduate Paper Sessions -- Call for Papers, Mar 2009

Undergraduate Projects in Computational Science and Engineering

SIAM CSE09, March 2-6, 2009
Miami Hilton Hotel, Miami, Florida

As part of the activities at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science
and Engineering 2009, it is again
planned to have one, or possibly more, sessions devoted to undergraduate
research projects in Computational Science and Engineering.

This builds on successful sessions at SIAM Annual Meetings in Philadelphia,
Montreal, Portland, and Orlando. The hope is that event this will become a
regular feature of SIAM’s student activities at future CSE meetings.

SIAM has a fund available to help with students’ costs in attending
meetings. Details:

Interested students are invited to submit the following by e-mail in plain
text format:

Name(s) of student(s), with affiliation
Name(s) of Advisor(s), with affiliation, and a
Brief abstract

to the organizers:

Peter Turner,
Angela Shiflet,
Ulrich Rüde,

Deadline for submission: As soon as possible. Details must be finalized in
November to be published in the program.

The number of presentation slots is limited, so early submission is advised.


From: Timo Eirola <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:39:23 +0300
Subject: Workshop on Numerics in Dynamical Systems, Helsinki, Apr 2009

Call for participation
Workshop on Numerics in Dynamical Systems
TKK Helsinki, April 23-25, 2009

The workshop will be part of the Numerical Analysis visitor program of
Finnish Mathematical Society for 2008-2009. It will concentrate on
dynamical systems and their numerical treatment using the interactive
play of analysis and numerics. Much attention will be paid on
qualitative analysis of dynamical systems using numerical methods. The
objects will include invariant sets, SRB-measures, bifurcation
phenomena, and Lyapunov exponents. The main topics of the workshop will
include preservation of important qualitative properties of systems in
their numerical time propagation. And even more generally: how to employ
efficiently in the numerical computations the available a priori
information of the system and a posteriori use: the aim of the
computation. For efficiency, the methods based on exponential
integrators and other types of lower dimensional local approximations
will get special interest.

There will be invited talks, shorter (20 min) talks, and a poster session.
For participating the workshop, please send email by Dec 31 2008 to:
If you like to give a talk or present a poster, please include an
abstract. Answers will be sent soon after receiving the mail, latest Jan
15, 2009. We encourage especially young researchers to come.
Before and after the workshop there will be minicourses given by some
invited speakers.
For any questions, write to

Tentative list of invited speakers
Michael Dellnitz, University of Paderborn
Luca Dieci, Georgia Tech
Willy Govaerts, University of Gent
Ernst Hairer, University of Geneva
Marlis Hochbruck, University of Düsseldorf
Bernd Krauskopf, University of Bristol
Claude Le Bris, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Ben Leimkuhler, University of Edinburgh
Christian Lubich, University of Tübingen
Hinke Osinga, University of Bristol
Alexander Ostermann, University of Innsbruck
Sergei Pilyugin, University of St Petersburg
Reinout Quispel, La Trobe University
Sebastian Reich,University of Potsdam
Bob Russell, Simon Fraser University
Chus Sanz-Serna, Universidad de Valladolid
Anders Szepessy, KTH Stockholm
Erik Van Vleck, University of Kansas

Timo Eirola and Olavi Nevanlinna


From: JrmeDroniou <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 03:51:29 -0400
Subject: New journal: MathematicS In Action

The SMAI (french society for applied and industrial mathematics, see ) has recently launched a new journal:
MathematicS In Action (MSIA).

The objective of MSIA, published with the help of the CEDRAM (center for
diffusion of academic mathematical journals), is to promote the interactions
between Mathematics and other sciences by publishing papers at
their interfaces written by at least two authors: a mathematician
and a specialist in another scientific community (biology, medicine,
economy, computer science, physics, chemistry, mechanics, environnemental
sciences, engineering sciences, etc.).

The papers deal with modelling, analysis and validation of models, numerical
methods and/or experimental methods. They must comprise a mathematical part
and either numerical or experimental results. They also must be useful and
globally accessible to their authors' scientific communities.

The refereeing process for a submitted paper involves a mathematician and a
specialist in the other concerned domain. To be accepted, a paper must be of
the highest scientific quality, original, and strongly interdisciplinary.

The Journal is an electronic publication and all articles are freely
available. However, each year a printed version is sent to a selection of

Journal's webpage:


From: Peter Turner <>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 09:46:42 -0400
Subject: Associate/Full Professor Position at Clarkson University

The Division of Mathematics and Computer Science (
invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied mathematics
starting in August 2009 at the Associate or Full Professor level.

We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in computational
areas of applied mathematics, including statistics, or dynamical systems,
but all areas of applied mathematics will be considered. Responsibilities
will include teaching undergraduate and graduate level mathematics courses,
and directing graduate students. For this position, demonstrated excellence
in both research, including a record of funding, and teaching are required.
In addition, the candidate should be able to interact with other faculty in
the department and the university.

Applications including vita and three reference letters should be submitted
to Prof. P.A. Turner, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5815. Completed applications will
be reviewed starting immediately. Women and minorities are urged to apply.
Clarkson University is an AA/EOE Employer. (Pos. # 41-08)


From: "Luis Felipe Feres Pereira" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 14:00:55 -0600
Subject: Mathematical/Theoretical Ecologist

Mathematical/Theoretical Ecologist
University of Wyoming

The departments of Mathematics and of Zoology and Physiology invite
applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty
position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2009. We
seek a theoretical ecologist with a strong background in both
mathematics and ecology. Minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in
mathematics, ecology or related areas, and evidence of excellence in
teaching and research.

See the website for a full
description of the position and application instructions. Review of
applications will begin December 1, 2008. The University of Wyoming is
an AA/EEO employer.


From: William R Smith <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:09:05 -0400
Subject: Tenure-Track Faculty Position Opening


A tenure-track faculty position is available at the University of Ontario
Institute of Technology, in the area of numerical optimization, stochastic
modelling, or bioinformatics. Please see:


From: Zhaojun Bai <>
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 09:53:35 -0700
Subject: Post Doctoral position at UC Davis

Postdoctoral position in Linear Solver Techniques
for Integrated Water Flow Model Application
at University of California, Davis

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in developing
and implementing reliable and efficient large-scale linear
system solvers for an integrated water flow model (IWFM) application
The candidates' responsibilities involve review the linear system
solutions methods, develop improved linear system solvers for
IWFM application. Particular interest will be in iterative Krylov
methods and their high performance implementation on multi-core and
parallel computers. Experience in large-scale matrix computations
and parallel computing would be desirable. The candidate is
expected to closely work with a group of computational scientists
at UC Davis and Department of Water Resources, State of California.

The initial appointment is for one year, and the renewal of the
appointment in the following years is contingent upon excellent
performance and the availability of funds. A competitive salary
based on applicant qualifications and experience will be offered.

The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon
as a suitable candidate is identified. The candidate should have
received (or be about to receive) a doctoral degree computer science,
computational mathematics, or computational engineering . Applicants
should send a vita, bibliography with relevant reprints, and a brief
description of research experience and interests to

Professor Zhaojun Bai
Department of Computer Science
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation
to be sent to the same address.

UC Davis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement
of diversity among its faculty and staff.


From: Stephan Dahlke <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 10:09:38 -0400
Subject: PhD position at the University of Marburg

Within the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1324 "Extraction of Quantifiable
Information from Complex Systems" the Department of Mathematics at the
Philipps-University of Marburg offers a

PhD-Position (3/4 BAT IIa)

for three years. The candidate will work in a research project on
"Adaptive Wavelet Methods for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations",
which is jointly carried out with TU Darmstadt (Prof. Ritter) and TU Dresden
(Prof. Schilling). Qualified candidates can also be hired on a postdoc level.

-Development of wavelet schemes for the numerical treatment of stochastic
partial differential equations
-Implementation and testing of the algorithms

General Qualifications:
- Diplom, Master or equivalent degree
- Applicants should have basic knowlegde in numerical analysis
- Programming skills (C++, Matlab)
- German language skills are helpful, but not necessary

We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for the position.
Disabled candidates will be given preference among equally qualified

For further information concerning the Priority Programme 1324, see

Applicants who feel they possess the above qualifications and qualities are
strongly encouraged to apply. Please send your application to:

Philipps-Universität Marburg
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
AG Numerik und Optimierung
Prof. Dr. S. Dahlke
Hans-Meerwein-Str., Lahnberge
D-35032 Marburg

Electronic submissions are also welcome, to:
Please contact Prof. Dr. S. Dahlke for further information about the position
(phone +49(0)6421-28-25474, ).

Applications will be considered as they arrive, starting in October 2008.


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 17:42:15 +0200
Subject: Contents, BIT 48:3

Volume 48 No. 3 September 2008

AXEL RUHE / Introduction to the Contents of Issue 48:3 423

A. ASHEIM / A combined Filon/asymptotic quadrature method for highly
oscillatory problems 425

Optimal superconvergent one step quadratic spline collocation methods 449

F. CALABRÒ, A. CORBO ESPOSITO / An efficient and reliable quadrature
algorithm for integration with respect to binomial measures 473

XIAO SHAN CHEN / Two perturbation bounds for singular values and
eigenvalues 493

F. COSTABILE, A. NAPOLI / Economical Runge--Kutta methods for numerical
solution of stochastic differential equations 499

XIUHONG DU, DANIEL B. SZYLD / Inexact GMRES for singular linear
systems 511

X. GAO, F. LIU, and A. ZHOU / Three-scale finite element eigenvalue
discretizations 533

Blocked algorithms for the reduction to Hessenberg triangular form
revisited 563

D. LEYKEKHMAN, L. B. WAHLBIN / A posteriori error estimates by recovered
gradients in parabolic finite element equations 585

L. MARCINKOWSKI, T. RAHMAN / Neumann--Neumann algorithms for a mortar
Crouzeix--Raviart element for 2nd order elliptic problems 607

LOTHAR REICHEL, ANDRIY SHYSHKOV / A new zero-finder for Tikhonov
regularization 627


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 19:00:35 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 58, Iss. 12, 2008

Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 58, Iss. 12, 2008
Volume 58, Issue 12, Pages 1759-1994 (December 2008)

Special Issue in Honor of Piet Hemker
Edited by J.H. Brandts, B. Koren and J.G. Verwer

1. Preface
Pages 1759-1760
Jan Brandts, Barry Koren and Jan Verwer
2. Parameter uniform numerical methods for singularly perturbed
elliptic problems with parabolic boundary layers
Pages 1761-1772 E. O'Riordan and G.I. Shishkin
3. Numerical volume preservation of a divergence free fluid under symmetry
Pages 1773-1788 R.M.M. Mattheij
4. Using rectangular Qp elements in the SDFEM for a
convection-diffusion problem with a boundary layer
Pages 1789-1802 Martin Stynes and Lutz Tobiska
5. A multigrid conjugate gradient method
Pages 1803-1817 Christoph Pflaum
6. Superconvergence analysis of the SDFEM for elliptic problems with
characteristic layers
Pages 1818-1829 S. Franz, T. Linss and H.-G. Roos
7. Stabilized finite element methods with anisotropic mesh refinement
for the Oseen problem
Pages 1830-1843 Thomas Apel, Tobias Knopp and Gert Lube
8. On the robustness of elliptic resolvents computed by means of the
technique of hierarchical matrices
Pages 1844-1851 M. Espig and W. Hackbusch
9. Dirichlet degrees of freedom need not be eliminated
Pages 1852-1860 J. Maubach
10. Analysis of an algebraic Petrov-Galerkin smoothed aggregation
multigrid method
Pages 1861-1874 Herve Guillard, Aleš Janka and Petr Vaněk
11. More on the order of prolongations and restrictions
Pages 1875-1880 Rob Stevenson
12. Symmetry-preserving upwind discretization of convection on
non-uniform grids
Pages 1881-1891 Arthur E.P. Veldman and Ka-Wing Lam
13. A space-time discontinuous Galerkin method for the time-dependent
Oseen equations
Pages 1892-1917 J.J.W. van der Vegt and J.J. Sudirham
14. Interpolation of infinite sequences by entire functions
Pages 1918-1932 Jean-Antoine Desideri
15. Multigrid relaxation methods for systems of saddle point type
Pages 1933-1950 C.W. Oosterlee and F.J. Gaspar
16. Space/time multigrid for a fluid-structure-interaction problem
Pages 1951-1971 E.H. van Brummelen, K.G. van der Zee and R. de Borst
17. Behavioural modelling using the MOESP algorithm, dynamic neural
networks and the Bartels-Stewart algorithm
Pages 1972-1993 W.H.A. Schilders, P.B.L. Meijer and E. Ciggaar


From: ijnam <>
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 07:31:05 -0600
Subject: Contents, Special issue of IJNAM 2008

International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling
Volume 5, 2008: Special Issue

Modeling, Analysis and Simulations of Multiscale Nonlinear Systems
Guest Editors: M. Peszynska, R. Showalter, A. Spagnuolo and N. Walkington

Articles in the Issue:

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008).

Regular Articles:

S. Apte and N. Patankar
A formulation for fully resolved simulation (FRS) of
particle-turbulence interactions in two-phase flows.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 1-16.

G. Chen, Z. Lin, D. Morse, S. Snider, S. Apte, J. Liburdy and E. Zhang
Multiscale feature detection in unsteady separated flows.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 17-35.

C. Chevalier and F. Debbasch
Brownian motion and entropy growth on irregular surface.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 36-46.

Y. Epshteyn and B. Riviere
Convergence of high order methods for miscible displacementi.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 47-63.

P. Fischer and K. Tung
Wavelets, a numerical tool for multiscale phenomena: from two
dimensional turbulence to atmospheric data analysis.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 64-84.

K. Hay and M. Dragila
Physics of fluid spreading on rough surfaces.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 85-92.

K. Barmak, M. Emelianenko, D. Golovaty, D. Kinderlehrer and S. Taasan
A new perspective on texture evolutiono.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 93-108.

S. Meier and M. Bohm
A note on the construction of function spaces for distributed
miscrostructure models with spatially varying cell geometry.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 109-125.

M. Peszynska and S. Yi
Numerical methods for unsaturated flow with dynamic capillary pressure
in heterogeneous porous median.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 126-149.

M. Peter and R. Showalter
Homogenization of secondary-flux models of partially fissured media.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 150-156.

A. Trykozko, G. Brouwer and W. Zijl
Downscaling: a complement to homogenization.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 Special Issue (2008), pp. 157-170.


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 22:59:37 -0400
Subject: Contents, ETNA, Vol. 28

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 28, 2007-2008. This is a special volume in memory of Gene H. Golub,
edited by M. Gutknecht, M. Overton, L. Reichel, D. B. Szyld, L.N. Trefethen,
P. Van Dooren, and A. Wathen.

ETNA is available at and at several mirror
sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the CompuMath
Citation Index.

i-v Table of contents and abstracts

vii Preface

1-15 M. R. Osborne
Separable least squares, variable projection, and the
Gauss-Newton algorithm

16-39 Michele Benzi and Nader Razouk
Decay bounds and O(n) algorithms for approximating functions of
sparse matrices

40-64 Melina A. Freitag and Alastair Spence
Convergence theory for inexact inverse iteration applied to the
generalised nonsymmetric eigenproblem

65-77 S. Noschese, L. Pasquini, and L. Reichel
The structured distance to normality of an irreducible real
tridiagonal matrix

78-94 A. Hadjidimos and P. Stratis
Minimization of the spectral norm of the SOR operator in a
mixed case

95-113 Jean Christophe Tremblay and Tucker Carrington Jr.
A refined unsymmetric Lanczos eigensolver for computing accurate
eigentriplets of a real unsymmetric matrix

114-135 James V. Lambers
Derivation of high-order spectral methods for time-dependent
PDE using modified moments

136-148 Martin Ludwig, Jochim Koch, and Bernd Fischer
An application of the finite volume method to the
bio-heat-transfer-equation in premature infants

149-167 Julianne Chung, James G. Nagy, and Dianne P. O'Leary
A weighted-GCV method for Lanczos-hybrid regularization

168-173 Dirk Laurie
Variable-precision arithmetic considered perilous - a detective story
174-189 Jin Hyuk Jung and Dianne P. O'Leary
Implementing an interior point method for linear programs on a
CPU-GPU system

190-205 Giorgio Mantica
Quantum dynamical entropy and an algorithm by Gene Golub

206-222 M. Afanasjew, M. Eiermann, O. G. Ernst, and S. Güttel
A generalization of the steepest descent method for matrix functions

Papers are presently published in

ETNA volume 29, a special volume on Applied Linear Algebra
ETNA volume 30, the regular volume for 2008
ETNA volume 31, a special volume on Computational Methods with Applications


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:12:25 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 4 No. 3

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 4, Number 3, 2008
Special issue on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas

Preface for Special issue on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas

Regular Articles:

J. U. Brackbill and G. Lapenta
Magnetohydrodynamics with implicit plasma simulation.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 433-456.

A. Bierwage and L. Chen
AWECS: A linear gyrokinetic delta-f particle-in-cell simulation code for the
study of Alfv¨¦nic instabilities in high-beta tokamak plasmas.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 457-495.

R. Horiuchi and H. Ohtani
Formation of non-Maxwellian distribution and its role in collisionless driven
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 496-505.

H. R. Strauss, B. Hientzsch and J. Chen
A spectral element implementation for the M3D extended MHD code.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 506-518.

H. Qu and Z. Lin
Gyrokinetic particle simulation of compressional electromagnetic modes.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 519-536.

S. Usami, H. Ohtani, R. Horiuchi and M. Den
Development of multi-hierarchy simulation model for studies of magnetic
reconnection. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 537-544.

J. C. Wright, E. J. Valeo, C. K. Phillips, P. T. Bonoli and M. Brambilla
Full wave simulations of lower hybrid waves in toroidal geometry with
non-Maxwellian electrons. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 545-555.

A. M. Maluckov, S. Ishiguro and M. M. Skoric
A macro projective integration method in 2D microscopic system applied to
nonlinear ion acoustic waves in a plasma.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 556-574.

R. A. Kolesnikov, W. W. Lee and H. Qin
Electromagnetic high frequency gyrokinetic particle-in-cell simulation.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 575-591.

A. Ito and H. Nakamura
Molecular dynamics simulation of bombardment of hydrogen atoms on graphite
surface. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 592-610.

V. I. Sotnikov, V. V. Ivanov, R. Presura, J. N. Leboeuf, O. G. Onishchenko, B.
V. Oliver, B. Jones, T. A. Mehlhorn and C. Deeney
Investigation of compressible electromagnetic flute mode instability in finite
beta plasma in support of Z-pinch and laboratory astrophysics experiments.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 611-623.

G. Vahala, B. Keating, M. Soe, J. Yepez, L. Vahala, J. Carter and S. Ziegeler
MHD turbulence studies using lattice Boltzmann algorithms.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 624-646.

J. A. Breslau, C. R. Sovinec and S. C. Jardin
An improved tokamak sawtooth benchmark for 3D nonlinear MHD.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 647-658.

E. Chacon-Golcher and K. J. Bowers
Particle-in-cell with Monte Carlo collisions gun code simulations of a
surface-conversion H^-ion source.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 659-674.

J. Cummings et al.
Plasma edge kinetic-MHD modeling in tokamaks using Kepler workflow for code
coupling, data management and visualization.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 675-702.

M. Shoucri
Numerical simulation of wake-field acceleration using an Eulerian Vlasov code.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 703-718.

W. Zhang, Z. Lin, P. H. Yoon and X. Wang
Two-fluid formulation of lower-hybrid-drift instabilities in current-sheet
equilibrium with a guide field.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 719-728.


Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:35:11 +0000
Subject: Contents, IJMCS Vol. 3, No. 3, 2008 Contents

International Journal of Math and Computer Science
Contents of Vol. 3, No. 3, 2008:

1) Jeffrey Ward, Does Ten Have a Friend?
2) N. Nasri, H. Sissaoui, The Obstacle Problem for a Clamped Thin
Elastic Plate.
3) Abdulla Aljouiee, Basis Property Conditions on Some Groups
4)N-Eng Xu, Ding-Gong Yang, Shigeyoshi Owa, On a Subordination Theorem
for Multivalent Functions.
5) G. Landi, E. Loli Piccolomini, A Fast Projected Quasi-Newton Method
for Nonnegative Tikhonov Regularization
6) Nassar H. S. Haidar, Corringdum to ''Real Analysis Proofs for the
Double Parameterized Riemann-Lebesgue Lemma''


From: Kate Watt <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 04:25:41 -0400
Subject: Inverse Problems 2008 Newsletter

Inverse Problems has enjoyed many exciting developments recently, including
the publication of Special Sections, Topical Reviews and the 2007 Editorial
Board Highlights, as well as achieving an impressive increase in impact
factor. We also have some interesting plans to look forward to, including
the increase to monthly publication in 2009 which coincides with the
journal's 25th year of publication!

To find out more about all of the journal's developments, read our online
newsletter here:

Kate Watt
Inverse Problems

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