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On the comparison of asymptotic expansion techniques for the nonlinear Klein–Gordon equation in the nonrelativistic limit regime

Schratz, Katharina; Zhao, Xiaofei


This work concerns the time averaging techniques for the nonlinear Klein-Gordon (KG) equation in the nonrelativistic limit regime which have recently gained a lot attention in numerical analysis. This is due to the fact that the solution becomes highly-oscillatory in time in this regime which causes the breakdown of classical integration schemes. To overcome this numerical burden various novel numerical methods with excellent efficiency were derived in recent years. The construction of each method thereby requests essentially the averaged model of the problem. However, the averaged model of each approach is found by different kinds of asymptotic approximation techniques reaching from the modulated Fourier expansion over the multiscale expansion by frequency up to the Chapman-Enskog expansion. In this work we give a first comparison of these recently introduced asymptotic series, reviewing their approximation validity to the KG in the asymptotic limit, their smoothness assumptions as well as their geometric properties, e.g., energy conservation
and long-time behaviour of the remainder.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000088930
Veröffentlicht am 03.01.2019
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte und Numerische Mathematik (IANM)
Sonderforschungsbereich 1173 (SFB 1173)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsjahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2365-662X
KITopen-ID: 1000088930
Verlag Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Umfang 25 S.
Serie CRC 1173 ; 2018/52
Projektinformation SFB 1173/1 (DFG, DFG KOORD, SFB 1173/1 2015)
Schlagwörter nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation, nonrelativistic limit regime, time, averaging, higher order expansion, long-time behavior
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