# fd1d_burgers_lax

fd1d_burgers_lax, a MATLAB code which solves the nonviscous time-dependent Burgers equation using finite differences and the Lax-Wendroff method.

The function u(x,t) is to be solved for in the equation:

du/dt + u * du/dx = 0
for a <= x <= b and t_init <= t <= t_last.

Problem data includes an initial condition for u(x,t_init), and the boundary value functions u(a,t) and u(b,t).

The non-viscous Burgers equation can develop shock waves or discontinuities.

### Usage:

fd1d_burgers_lax
runs the program.

### Languages:

fd1d_burgers_lax is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

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### Reference:

1. Daniel Zwillinger,
Handbook of Differential Equations,