On strong stability preserving time discretization methods. (English) Zbl 1074.65095

This paper concerns the following initial value problem \[ u'(t)=f(t,u(t)),\;t\geq t_0,\quad u(t_0)=u_0 \] such that its solution satisfies a monotonicity property: \[ \| u(t)\|\leq \| u(t_0)\|,\quad \forall t\geq t_0, \] for a given norm \(\|\cdot\|\).
The monotonicity for Runge-Kutta methods is investigated. A review of some known results is done. These results are compared with those obtained in the strong stability preserving (SSP) context.


65L20 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for ordinary differential equations
65L05 Numerical methods for initial value problems involving ordinary differential equations
65L06 Multistep, Runge-Kutta and extrapolation methods for ordinary differential equations
34A34 Nonlinear ordinary differential equations and systems
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