# SUMMARY: Numerically Solving Partial Differential Equations

Hi!
The following books dealing with numerical solutions to partial
differential equations were recommended to me.
Thanks to all who responded - you know who you are!
The list of books:
o "Numerical Recipes in <Insert Your Favourite Language Here>".
also online at http://cfata2.harvard.edu/numerical-recipes.
o Lapidus L. & Pinder G.F., "Numerical Solution of Partial
Differential Equations in Science and Engineering", Wiley,
New York, 1982
o Smith G.D., "Numerical Solution of Partial Differential
Equations: Finite Difference Methods" (3rd edition),
Clarendon, Oxford, 1985.
"Numerical Recipes" cites (among many others):
o W. Hackbusch, "Multi-Grid Methods and Applications", Springer,
New York, 1985
o L. Baker, "More C Tools for Scientists and Engineers",
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1991
o W. L. Briggs, "A Multigrid Tutorial", S.I.A.M., Philadelphia,
1987
o W. Hackbusch and U. Trottenberg (eds.), "Multigrid Methods
III", Birkhauser, Boston, 1991
Furthermore, poeple noted that:
o "Finite difference" means "finite element" with
box-shaped
elements.
o Chris Cortis (chris %-% at %-% boreale.bioc.columbia.edu) wrote a program
called PBSOLV that does essentially what Delphi does (i.e,
solve the Poisson-Boltzmann equation) but uses finite element
methods instead of finite difference methods. It gives forces
as well as energies.
--
Gerald Loeffler
PostDoc in Theoretical Biochemistry
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