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Hyperbolic equations: domain of dependence

  1. Jun 21, 2011 #1
    In many cfd textbooks the domain of dependence is stated as the entire region emclosed by the characteristics. Is this correct? Isnt it only the values on the characteristics?

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  3. Jun 22, 2011 #2

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    It is correct as you can get from any point in the region enclosed by the characteristics to any other point within the region enclosed by the characteristics.

    Think of it like a light-cone if that helps.
     
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