The authors consider a two-point boundary value problem, which consists of a singularly perturbed ordinary differential equation (ODE) of second order. Thereby, the scalar ODE is linear and involves a self-adjoint operator. Due to the singularly perturbed problem, the corresponding solution exhibits two boundary layers and one regular region.
Consequently, the authors split the domain of dependence in three subdomains with additional boundary conditions resulting from an asymptotic approximation. Thereby, a potential for parallelism is created. In the two subdomains with the boundary layers, a transformation yields an uncritical ODE problem. A straightforward technique based on quintic splines is used to obtain a numerical solution in each subdomain.
The crucial part of the paper consists in a convergenge analysis. The authors prove that the error in each grid point is uniformly bounded by a term , where is the parameter of the perturbation and is the step size of the discretisation. Numerical results employing simple examples of ODEs are presented in form of large tables with error data.