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A variational iteration method for solving Troesch’s problem. (English) Zbl 1191.65101
Summary: Troesch’s problem is an inherently unstable two-point boundary value problem. A new and efficient algorithm based on the variational iteration method and variable transformation is proposed to solve Troesch’s problem. The underlying idea of the method is to convert the hyperbolic-type nonlinearity in the problem into polynomial-type nonlinearities by variable transformation, and the variational iteration method is then directly used to solve this transformed problem. Only the second-order iterative solution is required to provide a highly accurate analytical solution as compared with those obtained by other analytical and numerical methods.
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65L10Boundary value problems for ODE (numerical methods)