Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics

A Fully Discrete Spectral Method for the Nonlinear Time Fractional Klein-Gordon Equation

Hu Chen, Shujuan Lü, and Wenping Chen

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The numerical approximation of the nonlinear time fractional Klein-Gordon equation in a bounded domain is considered. The time fractional derivative is described in the Caputo sense with the order $\gamma$ ($1 \lt \gamma \lt 2$). A fully discrete spectral scheme is proposed on the basis of finite difference discretization in time and Legendre spectral approximation in space. The stability and convergence of the fully discrete scheme are rigorously established. The convergence rate of the fully discrete scheme in $H^1$ norm is $\mathrm{O}(\tau^{3-\gamma} + N^{1-m})$, where $\tau$, $N$ and $m$ are the time-step size, polynomial degree and regularity in the space variable of the exact solution, respectively. Numerical examples are presented to support the theoretical results.

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Taiwanese J. Math., Volume 21, Number 1 (2017), 231-251.

First available in Project Euclid: 1 July 2017

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Primary: 65M12: Stability and convergence of numerical methods 65M06: Finite difference methods 65M70: Spectral, collocation and related methods 35R11: Fractional partial differential equations

fractional Klein-Gordon equation fully discrete spectral method stability convergence


Chen, Hu; Lü, Shujuan; Chen, Wenping. A Fully Discrete Spectral Method for the Nonlinear Time Fractional Klein-Gordon Equation. Taiwanese J. Math. 21 (2017), no. 1, 231--251. doi:10.11650/tjm.21.2017.7357. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.twjm/1498874565

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