Legendre spectral Galerkin method for second-kind Volterra integral equations. (English) Zbl 1396.65165

Summary: The Legendre spectral Galerkin method for the Volterra integral equations of the second kind is proposed in this paper. We provide a rigorous error analysis for the proposed method, which indicates that the numerical errors (in the \(L_{2}\) norm) will decay exponentially provided that the kernel function and the source function are sufficiently smooth. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the theoretical results.


65R20 Numerical methods for integral equations
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