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## On New Spatial Discretization of the Multidimensional Quasi-Gasdynamic System of Equations with Nondecreasing Total Entropy

The multidimensional quasi-gasdynamic system of equations written in the form of mass, momentum, and total energy balance equations for a perfect polytropic gas with allowance for a body force and a heat source is considered. A new conservative symmetric spatial discretization on a nonuniform rectangular grid is constructed for this system. The basic unknown functions (density, velocity, and temperature) are defined on a common grid, while the fluxes and viscous stresses, on staggered grids. The discretization is specially constructed so that the total entropy does not decrease, which is achieved by applying original tricks.