# Solutions to the Discrete Airy Equation: Application to Parabolic Equation Calculations

## Inst. Mathematik

In the case of the equidistant discretization of the Airy differential equation (discrete Airy equation'') the exact solution can be found explicitly. This fact is used to derive a discrete transparent boundary condition (TBC) for a Schrödinger-type equation with linear varying potential, which can be used in parabolic equation'' simulations in (underwater) acoustics and for radar propagation in the troposphere. We propose different strategies for the discrete TBC and show an efficient implementation. Finally a stability proof for the resulting scheme is given. A numerical example in the application to underwater acoustics shows the superiority of the new discrete TBC.