Convergence of the point vortex method for the 2‐D euler equations

Jonathan Goodman, Thomas Y. Hou, John Lowengrub

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We prove consistency, stability and convergence of the point vortex approximation to the 2‐D incompressible Euler equations with smooth solutions. We first show that the discretization error is second‐order accurate. Then we show that the method is stable in lp norm. Consequently the method converges in lp norm for all time. The convergence is also illustrated by a numerical experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-430
Number of pages16
JournalCommunications on Pure and Applied Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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