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# Numerical Methods Using MATLAB, 3e

### John Mathews (view profile)

20 Aug 2002 (Updated )

Companion Software

U=forwdif(f,c1,c2,a,b,c,n,m)
```function U=forwdif(f,c1,c2,a,b,c,n,m)

%Input - f=u(x,0) as a string 'f'
%      - c1=u(0,t) and c2=u(a,t)
%      - a and b right endpoints of [0,a] and [0,b]
%      - c the constant in the heat equation
%      - n and m number of grid points over [0,a] and [0,b]
%Output - U solution matrix; analogous to Table 10.4

% NUMERICAL METHODS: MATLAB Programs
%(c) 1999 by John H. Mathews and Kurtis D. Fink
%To accompany the textbook:
%NUMERICAL METHODS Using MATLAB,
%by John H. Mathews and Kurtis D. Fink
%ISBN 0-13-270042-5, (c) 1999
%PRENTICE HALL, INC.

%Initialize parameters and U

h=a/(n-1);
k=b/(m-1);
r=c^2*k/h^2;
s=1-2*r;
U=zeros(n,m);

%Boundary conditions

U(1,1:m)=c1;
U(n,1:m)=c2;

%Generate first row
U(2:n-1,1)=feval(f,h:h:(n-2)*h)';

%Generate remaining rows of U

for j=2:m
for i=2:n-1
U(i,j)=s*U(i,j-1)+r*(U(i-1,j-1)+U(i+1,j-1));
end
end

U=U';

```