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Operator Splitting Methods

    Operator splitting is a powerful method for numerical investigation of complex models. The basic idea of the operator splitting methods based on splitting of complex problem into a sequence of simpler tasks, called split sub-problems. The sub operators are usually chosen with regard to different physical process. Then instead of the original problem, a sequence of sub-models is solved, which gives rise to a splitting error. In practice, splitting procedures are associated with different numerical methods for solving the sub-problems, which also causes a certain amount of error.