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SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 50, 79-104, 2012
In this paper, we introduce a general approach for proving optimal \$L^2\$ error estimates for the semi-discrete local discontinuous Galerkin (LDG) methods solving linear high order wave equations. The optimal order of error estimates hold not only for the solution itself but also for the auxiliary variables in the LDG method approximating the various order derivatives of the solution. Several examples including the one-dimensional third order wave equation, one-dimensional fifth order wave equation, and multi-dimensional Schr\"{o}dinger equation are explored to demonstrate this approach. The main idea is to derive energy stability for the various auxiliary variables in the LDG discretization, via using the scheme and its time derivatives with different test functions. Special projections are utilized to eliminate the jump terms at the cell boundaries in the error estimate in order to achieve the optimal order of accuracy.
local discontinuous Galerkin method, high order wave equation, error estimate, energy stability
```@inproceedings{yan2012optimal,
title={Optimal error estimates of the semidiscrete local discontinuous Galerkin methods for high order wave equations},
author={Yan Xu, and Chi-Wang Shu},
url={http://archive.ymsc.tsinghua.edu.cn/pacm_paperurl/20161012113907042625197},
booktitle={SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis},
volume={50},
pages={79-104},
year={2012},
}
```
Yan Xu, and Chi-Wang Shu. Optimal error estimates of the semidiscrete local discontinuous Galerkin methods for high order wave equations. 2012. Vol. 50. In SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis. pp.79-104. http://archive.ymsc.tsinghua.edu.cn/pacm_paperurl/20161012113907042625197.