A semidiscrete Galerkin finite element method is defined and analyzed for nonlinear evolution equations of Sobolev type in a single space variable. Optimal order Lp error estimates are derived for 2≦p≦∞. And it is shown that the rates of convergence of the approximate solution and its derivative are one order better than the optimal order at certain spatial Jacobi and Gauss points, respectively. Also the standard nodal superconvergence results are established. Futher, it is considered that an a posteriori procedure provides superconvergent approximations at the knots for the spatial derivatives of the exact solution.
- Subject Classifications: AMS(MOS): 65N30, CR: G1.8
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics