Numerical Solutions of ODE and PDE

Lesson 2 Numerical Solutions of IVP
Let us consider the following IVP and discuss its existence and uniqueness of solution:

dy = f (t, y ), y (t0 ) = y0 t ∈ [t0 , b] dt


Existence and Uniqueness of the Solution of IVP
The IVP (2.1) admits a unique solution y (t) if f (t, y ) is uniformly Lipschitz continuous, that is,

|f (t, y1 ) − f (t, y2 )| ≤ L|y1 − y2 | for any t ∈ [t0 , b] and any y1 and y2 .
Here L is called Lipschitz constant. Finding exact solution of a practical problem is hardly possible, therefore numerical solutions are required.

Numerical Solutions of IVP
The numerical methods produce approximate values of y (t) at certain points along the t coordinate called grids or mesh points. In case of equally spaced grid points we have

ti+1 = ti + h, i = 0, 1, . . . , N − 1;
where h is called the step size.

tN = b


h) 2-2 . Single or Multi Step Methods: If the method advances the solution from one grid point to the next grid point using only data at the single grid point. k ≤ n. un . Explicit and Implicit Methods: A method is called explicit method if un+1 can be computed directly in terms of the previous values uk . implicit if un+1 depends implicitly on itself through f . it is called one-step or single step method otherwise it is called multistep method.1: Grid points We shall use the following notation for the the approximation of solution of IVPs un ≈ y (tn ) =: yn .Numerical Solutions of IVP Figure 2. fn . Single Step Method A single step method can be written as un+1 = un + hφ(tn . un+1 depends only on un . that is.

Numerical Solutions of IVP where φ is called an increment function. Figure 2.2: Increment function 2-3 .

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