a1 School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0160, USA. email@example.com
a2 Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org .
a3 Department of Mathematics, Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Center of Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. email@example.com .
a4 Department of Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, P.R. China. firstname.lastname@example.org .
We prove stability and derive error estimates for the recently introduced central discontinuous Galerkin method, in the context of linear hyperbolic equations with possibly discontinuous solutions. A comparison between the central discontinuous Galerkin method and the regular discontinuous Galerkin method in this context is also made. Numerical experiments are provided to validate the quantitative conclusions from the analysis.
(Received April 17 2007)
(Online publication May 27 2008)
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