WIAS Preprint No. 278, (1996)

Stochastic interacting particle systems as a numerical tool



Authors

  • Rjasanow, Sergej
  • Wagner, Wolfgang

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 65C05 76P05 82C80

Keywords

  • Nonlinear Boltzmann equation, stochastic particle method, variance reduction, collision mechanism, partial weight transfer

Abstract

Stochastic particle methods for the numerical treatment of the nonlinear Boltzmann equation are considered. An approach to the problem of variance reduction is discussed, and results of some numerical experiments are presented.

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