### discontinuous Galerkin method

**(DG method)**
(computational method for PDEs handling discontinuities)

A **discontinuous Galerkin method** (**DG method**) is
a type of finite element method that is an adaption of a type
called a **Galerkin method** or **continuous Galerkin method**.
DG methods have the advantage of handling discontinuities,
and are useful in calculations of fields that
include shocks (shock waves).

A **DG code** is a code making use of the method.

(*mathematics,physics,computation,fluid dynamics*)
**Further reading:**

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discontinuous_Galerkin_method

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galerkin_method

**Referenced by pages:**

numerical analysis

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