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Stability of the iterated Crank-Nicholson method in numerical relativity

Teukolsky, Saul A. (2000) Stability of the iterated Crank-Nicholson method in numerical relativity. Physical Review D, 61 (8). Art. No. 087501. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.087501.

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The iterated Crank-Nicholson method has become a popular algorithm in numerical relativity. We show that one should carry out exactly two iterations and no more. While the limit of an infinite number of iterations is the standard Crank-Nicholson method, it can in fact be worse to do more than two iterations, and it never helps. We explain how this paradoxical result arises.

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Additional Information:© 2000 American Physical Society. (Received 7 September 1999; published 14 March 2000) This work was supported in part by NSF grant PHY 99-00672 and NASA Grant NAG5-7264 to Cornell University.
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NSFPHY 99-00672
Issue or Number:8
Classification Code:PACS number(s): 04.25.Dm, 04.20.-q, 04.70.-s
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