A New Block-Predictor Corrector Algorithm for the Solution of y’’’=f(x, y, y’, y’’)

We consider direct solution to third order ordinary differential equations in this paper. Method of collection and interpolation of the power series approximant of single variable is considered to derive a linear multistep method (LMM) with continuous coefficient. Block method was later adopted to generate the independent solution at selected grid points. The properties of the block viz: order, zero stability and stability region are investigated. Our method was tested on third order ordinary differential equation and found to give better result when compared with existing methods.

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A. Adesanya, M. Udo and A. Alkali, "A New Block-Predictor Corrector Algorithm for the Solution of y’’’=f(x, y, y’, y’’)," American Journal of Computational Mathematics, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 341-344. doi: 10.4236/ajcm.2012.24047.

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