Difference between Lax and MacCormack methods on solutions of 1D problem.
Hello, I am a beginner in CFD. I would like to know what is the difference between the Lax method and the MacCormack method solution on a one dimiensional problem. I would also like to know how CFL and the aritificial viscosity coefficient effects the results.
Many thanks. Aeronaut2000@hotmail.com 
Re: Difference between Lax and MacCormack methods on solutions of 1D problem.
(1). Peter Lax and Burton Wendroff, "Systems of Conservation Laws", AIAA Selected Reprints, Computational Fluid Dynamics, C.K. Chu/Editor, Vol.IV, 1968,(Communications on pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. xIII, 217237,1960. (2). G. A. Sod,"A survey of several Finite difference methods for systems of nonlinear hyperbolic Conseravation Laws", J. Comput. Phys, vol.27,1978, pp 131. (3). Paul Woodward & Phillip Colella, "The numerical Simulation of TwoDimensional Fluid Flow with strong shock.",J. Comp. Physics, 54,1151173, 1984. (4). R.W.MacCormack and H. Lomax,"numerical Solution of compressible viscous flows".pp 289316, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics , Vol,11, 1979(coeditor, Van Dyke).

Re: Difference between Lax and MacCormack methods on solutions of 1D problem.
You might try one of the books listed at http://capella.colorado.edu/~laney/otherbooks.html. The decriptions and tables at the bottom of the page will help you determine which books cover the particular subjects you are interested in. From your message, I might guess that you want the most basic treatment available, in which case I would suggest John Anderson's book.

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