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During the last decade, three main variations have been proposed for solving elliptic PDEs by means of collocation with radial basis functions (RBFs). In this study, we have implemented them for infinitely smooth RBFs, and then compared them across the full range of values for the shape parameter of the RBFs. This was made possible by a recently discovered(More)
Multivariate interpolation of smooth data using smooth radial basis functions is considered. The behavior of the interpolants in the limit of nearly flat radial basis functions is studied both theoretically and numerically. Explicit criteria for different types of limits are given. Using the results for the limits, the dependence of the error on the shape(More)
Radial basis function (RBF) approximation is an extremely powerful tool for representing smooth functions in non-trivial geometries, since the method is meshfree and can be spectrally accurate. A perceived practical obstacle is that the interpolation matrix becomes increasingly ill-conditioned as the RBF shape parameter becomes small, corresponding to flat(More)
In this paper, we have derived a radial basis function (RBF) based method for the pricing of financial contracts by solving the Black–Scholes partial differential equation. As an example of a financial contract that can be priced with this method we have chosen the multi-dimensional European basket call option. We have shown numerically that our scheme is(More)
This work investigates the benefits of transactional memory for high-performance and scientific computing by examining n-body and unstructured mesh applications on a prototype computer system with transactional memory support in hardware. Transactional memory systems have the potential to both improve performance, through reduced lock overhead, and ease(More)
STUDY DESIGN A randomized, controlled, multicenter trial: 1-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of qigong and exercise therapy in subjects with long-term nonspecific neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The evidence for the benefit of treatment programs focusing on persons with long-term, nonspecific neck pain is conflicting. Several(More)
Radial basis functions (RBFs) form a primary tool for multivariate interpolation, and they are also receiving increased attention for solving PDEs on irregular domains. Traditionally, only non-oscillatory radial functions have been considered. We find here that a certain class of oscillatory radial functions (including Gaussians as their limiting case)(More)
The numerical solution of the Helmholtz equation subject to nonlocal radiation boundary conditions is studied. The speciic problem is the propagation of hydroacoustic waves in a two-dimensional curvilinear duct. The problem is discretized with a second-order accurate nite-diierence method, resulting in a linear system of equations. To solve the system of(More)
Radial basis function (RBF) approximation has the potential to provide spectrally accurate function approximations for data given at scattered node locations. For smooth solutions, the best accuracy for a given number of node points is typically achieved when the basis functions are scaled to be nearly flat. This also results in nearly linearly dependent(More)