Error Analysis for a Galerkin-Spectral Method With Coordinate Transformation for Solving Singularly Pertubed Problems

Liu, Steve Wenbin and Tang, Tao (2001) Error Analysis for a Galerkin-Spectral Method With Coordinate Transformation for Solving Singularly Pertubed Problems. Applied Numerical Mathematics, 38 (3). pp. 315-345. ISSN 0168-9274. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate a Galerkin-spectral method, which employs coordinate stretching and a class of trial functions suitable for solving singularly perturbed boundary value problems. An error analysis for the proposed spectral method is presented. Two transformation functions are considered in detail. In solving singularly perturbed problems with conventional spectral methods, spectral accuracy can only be obtained when N=O(−γ), where is the singular perturbation parameter and γ is a positive constant. Our main effort is to make this γ smaller, say from to or less for Helmholtz type equations, by using appropriate coordinate stretching. Similar results are also obtained for advection–diffusion equations. Two important features of the proposed method are as follows: (a) the coordinate transformation does not involve the singular perturbation parameter ; (b) machine accuracy can be achieved with N of the order of several hundreds, even when is very small. This is in contrast with conventional spectral, finite difference or finite element methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Spectral methods; Error estimates; Boundary layer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Steve Wenbin Liu
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2008 14:13
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 10:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8513 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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