Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Solving Directly Two Point Non Linear Boundary Value Problems Using Direct Adams Moulton Method

Zanariah Abdul Majid, Phang Pei See and Mohamed Suleiman

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2011.124.128

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 124-128

Abstract

Problem statement: In this study, a direct method of Adams Moulton type was developed for solving non linear two point Boundary Value Problems (BVPs) directly. Most of the existence researches involving BVPs will reduced the problem to a system of first order Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). This approach is very well established but it obviously will enlarge the systems of first order equations. However, the direct method in this research will solved the second order BVPs directly without reducing it to first order ODEs. Approach: Lagrange interpolation polynomial was applied in the derivation of the proposed method. The method was implemented using constant step size via shooting technique in order to determine the approximated solutions. The shooting technique will employ the Newton’s method for checking the convergent of the guessing values for the next iteration. Results: Numerical results confirmed that the direct method gave better accuracy and converged faster compared to the existing method. Conclusion: The proposed direct method is suitable for solving two point non linear boundary value problems.

Copyright

© 2011 Zanariah Abdul Majid, Phang Pei See and Mohamed Suleiman. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.