Direct integration implicit variable steps method for solving higher order systems of ordinary differential equations directly. (English) Zbl 1128.65056

Summary: A direct integration implicit variable step size method in the form of the Adams-Moulton method is developed for solving directly a system of second order ordinary differential equations (ODEs) using variable step size. The existing multistep method involves the computations of the divided differences and integration coefficients in the code when using the variable step size or variable step size and order. The idea of developing this method is to store all the coefficients involved in the code. Thus, this strategy can avoid the lengthy computation of the coefficients during the implementation of the code as well as to improve the execution time. Numerical results are given to compare the efficiency of the developed method with the 1-point method of variable step size and order code (1PDVSO) in [Z. Omar, Develpoping parallel block methods for solving higher order ODEs directly, Ph.D. Thesis, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (1999)].


65L06 Multistep, Runge-Kutta and extrapolation methods for ordinary differential equations
65L05 Numerical methods for initial value problems involving ordinary differential equations
34A34 Nonlinear ordinary differential equations and systems
65L50 Mesh generation, refinement, and adaptive methods for ordinary differential equations