Accession Number:

AD0761788

Title:

Solution of a Two-Point Boundary Value Problem with Jacobian Matrix Characterized by Extremely Large Eigenvalues,

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Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX AERO-ASTRONAUTICS GROUP

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Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The paper treats the nonlinear, two-point boundary-value problem d squared xdt squared - k sinhkx 0, x0 0, x1 1 for relatively large values of k, namely, k 5, k 6, and k 10. Computationally speaking, this is an extremely difficult problem, owing to the fact that the Jacobian matrix is characterized by an extremely large positive eigenvalue for k 10, the order of magnitude of this positive eigenvalue near the final point is 1,000. The resulting numerical difficulties are reduced by treating the two-point boundary-value problem as a multipoint boundary-value problem. The modified quasilinearization algorithm is employed. This is a totally finite- difference approach, which bypasses the integration of the nonlinear equations, which characterizes shooting methods. Solutions for xt precise to six significant figures are obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE