Terminology

• Stencil: node arrangement used to pass information through a numerical solution to a differential equation.
• Strain: measure of relative displacement between particles in a continuous material body; deformation of the material. Note the distinction between finite and infinitesimal strain theory.
• Strain rate: change in strain over time.
• Taylor Series: representation of a continuous function as the sum of an infinite series of terms. The terms are derivatives of the function at a point.
• Some math(s):
$\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial x}$
• This paper was/is fantastic: [1]
• No, really it is [1]

Papers you should read

1. Bloggs J and F Smith (2007) A great paper. Journal of Wonderfulness, 78, 568-3472