Title

Mimetic Methods on Measure Chains

Abstract

We introduce the divergence and the gradient for functions defined on a measure chain, and this includes as special cases both continuous derivatives and discrete forward differences. It is shown that in one dimension, subject to Dirichlet boundary conditions, the divergence and the gradient are negative adjoints of each other and that the divergence of the gradient is negative semidefinite. These are well-known results in the continuous their, and hence, mimic those properties also for the case of a general measure chain.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Keywords and Phrases

time scales; measure chains; mimetic properties; divergence; Gradient; Laplacian

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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