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1st and 2nd derivatives, non-uniform time grid, second-order method


Updated 19 Jul 2016

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% [dx, ddx] = diffCenterVar(t,x);
% Computes first and second derivatives of x(t)
% --> Second-order accurate
% --> Works for non-uniform grid
% t = [1,m] = time grid
% x = [n,m] = function values for each point on the grid
% dx = [n,m] = first derivative of x
% ddx = [n,m] = second derivative of x
% This function works by locally fitting a quadratic curve between each
% set of three points. See Derive_Eqns.m for details.

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Matthew Kelly (2021). diffCenterVar (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (1)

Felipe G. Nievinski

Simple fix for endpoints compared to Matlab's gradient.m.
For a drop-in replacement, redefine the gradient function:
gradient = @(x,t) reshape(diffCenterVar(t(:).', x(:).'), size(x));

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012a
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