What is Numerical Simulation?

Numerical simulation is an approximation of the quantities of interest F by numerical means: (D, I) → F→ Fnum, where Fnum is an approximation to F.

The operations represented by the right arrow in F→ Fnum must satisfy certain technical requirements to guarantee that Fnum converges to F as the number of algebraic equations needed for computing Fnum (the number of degrees of freedom, or DOF) is progressively increased.

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