Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

A New Block Method for Special Third Order Ordinary Differential Equations

B. T. Olabode and Y. Yusuph

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2009.167.170

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 5, 2009

Pages 167-170


A linear multistep method for the direct solution of initial value problems of ordinary differential equations was presented in this article. Collocation approximation method was adopted in the derivation of the scheme and then the scheme was applied as simultaneous integrator to special third order initial value problem of ordinary differential equations. The new block method possessed the desirable feature of Runge-Kutta method of being self-starting and eliminated the use of predictors. The 3-step block method is P-stable, consistent and more accurate than the existing one. Experimental results confirmed the superiority of the new scheme over the existing method.


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