Approximation of parabolic PDEs on spheres using spherical basis functions

Author: Gia, Q.

Source: Advances in Computational Mathematics, Volume 22, Number 4, May 2005 , pp. 377-397(21)

Publisher: Springer

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In this paper we investigate the approximation of a class of parabolic partial differential equations on the unit spheres Sn⊂Rn+1 using spherical basis functions. Error estimates in the Sobolev norm are derived.

Keywords: collocation method; heat equation; radial basis functions; spheres

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, TX, 77843-3368, USA, Email:

Publication date: May 1, 2005

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