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Coupled systems of differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) may suffer from insta-bilities during a dynamic iteration. For a general dynamic iteration, we extend the existing analysis on recursion estimates, error transport and stability to a general DAE setting. In this context, we discuss the influence of certain coupling structures and the computational(More)
An efficient and accurate numerical method is presented for the solution of highly oscillatory differential equations. While standard methods would require a very fine grid to resolve the oscillations, the presented approach uses first an analytic (second order) WKB-type transformation, which filters out the dominant oscillations. The resulting ODE is much(More)
We present an approach for automatic bone age classification from hand x-ray images using the Discriminative Generalized Hough Transform (DGHT). To this end, a region, characteristic for the bone age (e.g. an epiphyseal plate), is localized and subsequently classified to determine the corresponding age. Both steps are realized using the DGHT, whereat the(More)
A coupled semiconductor–circuit model including thermal effects is proposed. The charged particle flow in the semiconductor devices is described by the energy-transport equations for the electrons and the drift-diffusion equations for the holes. The electric circuit is modeled by the network equations from modified nodal analysis. The coupling is realized(More)
In this work we present the coupling of stationary energy-transport (ET) equations with Modified Nodal Analysis (MNA)-equations to model electric circuits containing semiconductor devices. The one-dimensional ET-equations are discretised in space by an exponential fitting mixed hybrid finite element approach to ensure current continuity and positivity of(More)
A hierarchy of diffusive partial differential equations is derived by a moment method and a Chapman-Enskog expansion from the semiconductor Boltzmann equation assuming dominant collisions. The moment equations are closed by employing the entropy maximization principle of Levermore. The new hierarchy contains the well-known drift-diffusion model, the(More)
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