Adaptive numerical resolution of the Vlasov equation
M. Campos PintoUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
M. MehrenbergerUniversité Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
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A fully adaptive scheme (based on hierarchical continuous finite element decomposition) is derived from a semi-Lagrangian method for solving a periodic Vlasov–Poisson system. The first numerical results establish the validity of such a scheme.