Characteristic finite element methods for diffusion epidemic models with age-structured populations

Mi Young Kim, Eun Jae Park

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A numerical approximation is considered for a model of epidemiology describing age-dependent population dynamics with spatial diffusion. A finite difference method along the characteristic age-time direction is combined with finite elements in the spatial variable. Optimal order error estimates are derived for the approximation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-70
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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