A Numerical Approach for Solving High-Order Boundary Value Problems

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Falade K.I 1,*

1. Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Kano University of Science and Technology, P.M.B 3244 Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmsc.2019.03.01

Received: 31 Jan. 2019 / Revised: 8 Feb. 2019 / Accepted: 15 Feb. 2019 / Published: 8 Jul. 2019

Index Terms

Sixth, eighth, ninth and twelfth order boundary value problems, power series, slightly perturbe, collocate, MAPLE 18 software


In this paper, a numerical method which produces an approximate solution is presented for the numerical solutions of sixth,eighth,ninth and twelfth order boundary value problems. With the aid of derivatives of power series which slightly perturbe and collocate, eventually converts boundary value problems into the square matrix equations with the unknown coefficients obtain using MAPLE 18 software. This method gives the approximate solutions and compare with the exact solutions. Finally, some examples and their numerical solutions are given by comparing the numerical results obtained to other methods available in the literature, show a good agreement and efficiency.

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Falade, K.I,"A Numerical Approach for Solving High-Order Boundary Value Problems", International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Computing(IJMSC), Vol.5, No.3, pp. 1-16, 2019. DOI: 10.5815/ijmsc.2019.03.01


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