central difference


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central difference

[′sen·trəl ′dif·rəns]
(mathematics)
One of a series of quantities obtained from a function whose values are known at a series of equally spaced points by repeatedly applying the central difference operator to these values; used in interpolation or numerical calculation and integration of functions.
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The central difference appears to be the NBA needs concessions more critically than the NFL," Haagen told Reuters.
The central difference scheme (CDS) causes nonphysical oscillations and lacks diagonal dominance in the resulting linear system.
The simple first order central difference version of the energy equation is expressed as the local product of the Reynolds number and the turbulent Prandtl number (RePr = Peclet number) using the effective viscosity of the central node:
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At the boundary surfaces, by applying the central difference approximation to the boundary conditions, relations were developed for the fictitious nodes in Eq 1.
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2] has been expressed by central difference scheme while d[T.

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