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Animating the Heat Equation: A Case Study in Optimization

Volume 1, Issue 1
Summer 1990
John M. Sullivan, Princeton University
Matthew M. Thomas, McDonnell Aircraft Company
 

While producing a color animation of a solution to the heat equation using Mathematica, we discover many ways to optimize Mathematica code, resulting in a program that runs hundreds of times faster than the original version.

     
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