Error Estimates of the Crank-Nicolson-Polylinear FEM with the Discrete TBC for the Generalized Schrödinger Equation in an Unbounded Parallelepiped
We deal with an initial-boundary value problem for the generalized time-dependent Schrödinger equation with variable coefficients in an unbounded $n$-dimensional parallelepiped ($n\geq 1$). To solve it, the Crank-Nicolson in time and the polylinear finite element in space method with the discrete transparent boundary conditions is considered. We present its stability properties and derive new error estimates $O(\tau^2+|h|^2)$ uniformly in time in $L^2$ space norm, for $n\geq 1$, and mesh $H^1$ space norm, for $1\leq n\leq 3$ (a superconvergence result), under the Sobolev-type assumptions on the initial function. Such estimates are proved for methods with the discrete TBCs for the first time.