Analysis of Discretization Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations [electronic resource] / by Hans J. Stetter
- Stetter, Hans J.
- Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1973.
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- XVI, 390 pages : online resource
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- Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy, 0081-3877 ; 23
- 1 General Discretization Methods -- 1.1. Basic Definitions -- 1.2 Results Concerning Stability -- 1.3 Asymptotic Expansions of the Discretization Errors -- 1.4 Applications of Asymptotic Expansions -- 1.5 Error Analysis -- 1.6 Practical Aspects -- 2 Forward Step Methods -- 2.1 Preliminaries -- 2.2 The Meaning of Consistency, Convergence, and Stability with Forward Step Methods -- 2.3 Strong Stability of f.s.m. -- 3 Runge-Kutta Methods -- 3.1 RK-procedures -- 3.2 The Group of RK-schemes -- 3.3 RK-methods and Their Orders -- 3.4 Analysis of the Discretization Error -- 3.5 Strong Stability of RK-methods -- 4 Linear Multistep Methods -- 4.1 Linear k-step Schemes -- 4.2 Uniform Linear k-step Methods -- 4.3 Cyclic Linear k-step Methods -- 4.4 Asymptotic Expansions -- 4.5 Further Analysis of the Discretization Error -- 4.6 Strong Stability of Linear Multistep Methods -- 5 Multistage Multistep Methods -- 5.1 General Analysis -- 5.2 Predictor-corrector Methods -- 5.3 Predictor-corrector Methods with Off-step Points -- 5.4 Cyclic Forward Step Methods -- 5.5 Strong Stability -- 6 Other Discretization Methods for IVP 1 -- 6.1 Discretization Methods with Derivatives of f -- 6.2 General Multi-value Methods -- 6.3 Extrapolation Methods.
- Due to the fundamental role of differential equations in science and engineering it has long been a basic task of numerical analysts to generate numerical values of solutions to differential equations. Nearly all approaches to this task involve a "finitization" of the original differential equation problem, usually by a projection into a finite-dimensional space. By far the most popular of these finitization processes consists of a reduction to a difference equation problem for functions which take values only on a grid of argument points. Although some of these finite difference methods have been known for a long time, their wide applica bility and great efficiency came to light only with the spread of electronic computers. This in tum strongly stimulated research on the properties and practical use of finite-difference methods. While the theory or partial differential equations and their discrete analogues is a very hard subject, and progress is consequently slow, the initial value problem for a system of first order ordinary differential equations lends itself so naturally to discretization that hundreds of numerical analysts have felt inspired to invent an ever-increasing number of finite-difference methods for its solution. For about 15 years, there has hardly been an issue of a numerical journal without new results of this kind; but clearly the vast majority of these methods have just been variations of a few basic themes. In this situation, the classical text book by P.
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