Numerical simulation of advective Lotka-Volterra systems by discontinuous Galerkin method

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Citation Formats
S. Aktaş, “Numerical simulation of advective Lotka-Volterra systems by discontinuous Galerkin method,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.