On shifted Jacobi spectral method for high-order multi-point boundary value problems. (English) Zbl 1251.65112

Summary: This paper reports a spectral tau method for numerically solving multi-point boundary value problems (BVPs) of linear high-order ordinary differential equations. The construction of the shifted Jacobi tau approximation is based on conventional differentiation. This use of differentiation allows the imposition of the governing equation at the whole set of grid points and the straight forward implementation of multiple boundary conditions. Extension of the tau method for high-order multi-point BVPs with variable coefficients is treated using the shifted Jacobi Gauss-Lobatto quadrature. The shifted Jacobi collocation method is developed for solving nonlinear high-order multi-point BVPs. The performance of the proposed methods is investigated by considering several examples. Accurate results and high convergence rates are achieved.


65L10 Numerical solution of boundary value problems involving ordinary differential equations
34B05 Linear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
34B10 Nonlocal and multipoint boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
34B15 Nonlinear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
65L60 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz, Galerkin and collocation methods for ordinary differential equations
65L20 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for ordinary differential equations
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