Finite Difference Methods, Theory and Applications 6th International Conference, FDM 2014, Lozenetz, Bulgaria, June 18-23, 2014, Revised Selected Papers
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Finite Difference Methods, FDM 2014, held in Lozenetz, Bulgaria, in June 2014. The 36 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 62 submissions. These papers together with 12 invited papers cover topics such as finite difference finite element methods and various its applications in physics, chemistry, biology and finance.
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.