BLOCK PROCEDURE WITH IMPLICIT SIXTH ORDER LINEAR MULTISTEP METHOD USING LEGENDRE POLYNOMIALS FOR SOLVING STIFF INITIAL VALUE PROBLEMS

Y. Berhan, G. Gofe, S. Gebregiorgis
2018 Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences  
In this paper, a discrete implicit linear multistep method in block form of uniform step size for the solution of first-order ordinary differential equations is presented using the power series as a basis function. To improve the accuracy of the method, a perturbation term is added to the approximated solution. The method is based on collocation of the differential equation and interpolation of the approximate solution using power series at the grid points. The procedure yields four linear
more » ... ds four linear multistep schemes which are combined as simultaneous numerical integrators to form block method. The method is found to be consistent and zero-stable, and hence convergent. The accuracy of the method is tested with some standard stiff first order initial value problems. The results are compared with the two point implicit block backward difference formula and two point implicit block extended backward difference formula. All numerical examples show that our proposed method has a better accuracy than the existing literature.
doi:10.4314/jfas.v11i1.1 doaj:47ca4232f5014ac69a99c1eac1bf2108 fatcat:6mbhksftqbaa7pn3qfnbc5xlvi