We present three alternative derivations of the method of characteristics (MOC) for a second order nonlinear hyperbolic partial differential equation. The MOC gives rise to two mutually coupled systems of ordinary differential equations. As a special case we consider the Monge-Ampere (MA) equation, for which we solve the system of ODEs using explicit one-step methods (Euler, Runge-Kutta) and spline interpolation. Numerical examples demonstrate the performance of the methods.
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|