00891nas a2200121 4500008004300000245004100043210003800084520054500122100002100667700002800688700001700716856003600733 2006 en_Ud 00aAn instability of the Godunov scheme0 ainstability of the Godunov scheme3 aWe construct a solution to a $2\\\\times 2$ strictly hyperbolic system of conservation laws, showing that the Godunov scheme \\\\cite{Godunov59} can produce an arbitrarily large amount of oscillations. This happens when the speed of a shock is close to rational, inducing a resonance with the grid. Differently from the Glimm scheme or the vanishing viscosity method, for systems of conservation laws our counterexample indicates that no a priori BV bounds or $L^1$ stability estimates can in general be valid for finite difference schemes.1 aBressan, Alberto1 aJenssen, Helge Kristian1 aBaiti, Paolo uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2183