We take you on the journey from continuous equations to their discrete matrix representations using the finite-volume method for the direct current (DC) resistivity problem. These techniques are widely applicable across geophysical simulation types and have their parallels in finite element and finite difference. We show derivations visually, as you would on a whiteboard, and have provided an accompanying notebook at http://github.com/seg to explore the numerical results using SimPEG (Cockett et al., 2015).

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