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Re: FDTD method to solve Maxwell equations
Posted:
Nov 2, 2012 11:57 PM


This also interests me. Suppose the problem were limited to free space  would that be feasible with Mathematica?
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM, Roland Franzius <roland.franzius@uos.de>wrote:
> Am 01.11.2012 08:19, schrieb fc266@standrews.ac.uk: > > Hi All, > > > > I am new to Mathematica and I want to advance my knowledge of > Electromagnetic wave propagation. Using the FDTD method I would like to > solve Maxwell's equations and simulate different systems. I understand the > physics but I have no idea how to translate that to Mathematica, so if > anyone can help me to write and understand a code for this that would be > great! Thanks a lot! > > > > > Perhaps you should first work with the NDSolve tutorial you can download > here > > > http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/tutorialcollection/AdvancedNumericalDifferentialEquationSolvingInMathematica/ > > NDSolve has an optional parameter "Method > xy". The predefines method > values reflect the current state of art in the translation of existing > high speedhigh accuracy methods from the supercomputer area to computer > algebra systems. > > To implement a NDSolve method in 4 space time dimensions for the Maxwell > second rank tensor field > (t,x)> F_ik(t,x) > with six components obeying the constraints of exterior differential forms > > Dt[Wedge[F_ik Dt[xi], Dt[xk]] = 0 > > is probably a very ambitious project and not so much a suitable working > field to learn the application of Mathematica to real spacetime physics. > > In the present situation the given Mathematica NDSolvemethods can not > handle such monster problems, monsters with respect to memory and time. > >  > > Roland Franzius > >



