Sextic spline solutions of fifth order boundary value problems.

*(English)*Zbl 1125.65071Summary: The sextic spline is used for numerical solutions of the fifth order linear special case boundary value problems. End conditions for the definition of the spline are derived, consistent with the fifth order boundary value problem. The algorithm developed approximates the solutions, and their higher order derivatives. The method is compared with that developed by H. N. Caglar, S. H. Caglar, and E. H. Twizell [Appl. Math. Lett. 12, 25–30 (1999; Zbl 0941.65073)], which is first order convergent, while the method developed in this work is observed to be second order convergent. Two examples are considered for the numerical illustration of the method developed.

##### MSC:

65L10 | Numerical solution of boundary value problems involving ordinary differential equations |

34B05 | Linear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations |

65L20 | Stability and convergence of numerical methods for ordinary differential equations |

##### Keywords:

sextic spline; boundary value problems; consistency relations; interpolatory spline; end conditions; numerical examples; convergence; algorithm##### Citations:

Zbl 0941.65073
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\textit{S. S. Siddiqi} and \textit{G. Akram}, Appl. Math. Lett. 20, No. 5, 591--597 (2007; Zbl 1125.65071)

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