A variable step implicit block multistep method for solving first-order ODEs. (English) Zbl 1183.65094

Summary: A new four-point implicit block multistep method is developed for solving systems of first-order ordinary differential equations (ODEs) with variable step size. The method computes the numerical solution at four equally spaced points simultaneously. The stability of the proposed method is investigated. The Gauss-Seidel approach is used for the implementation of the proposed method in the \(PE(CE)^m\) mode. The method is presented in a simple form of Adams type and all coefficients are stored in the code in order to avoid the calculation of divided difference and integration coefficients. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed method.


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