, Volume 69, Issue 4, pp 319-337

Cubic Spline Collocation for Volterra Integral Equations

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In the standard step-by-step cubic spline collocation method for Volterra integral equations an initial condition is replaced by a not-a-knot boundary condition at the other end of the interval. Such a method is stable in the same region of collocation parameter as in the step-by-step implementation with linear splines. The results about stability and convergence are based on the uniform boundedness of corresponding cubic spline interpolation projections. The numerical tests given at the end completely support the theoretical analysis.

Received: January 15, 2002; revised July 27, 2002 Published online: December 19, 2002