, Volume 72, Issue 1-2, pp 265-283
Date: 29 Dec 2012

A new multistage spectral relaxation method for solving chaotic initial value systems

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In this paper, we present a new pseudospectral method application for solving nonlinear initial value problems (IVPs) with chaotic properties. The proposed method, called the multistage spectral relaxation method (MSRM) is based on a novel technique of extending Gauss–Siedel type relaxation ideas to systems of nonlinear differential equations and using the Chebyshev pseudo-spectral methods to solve the resulting system on a sequence of multiple intervals. In this new application, the MSRM is used to solve famous chaotic systems such as the such as Lorenz, Chen, Liu, Rikitake, Rössler, Genesio–Tesi, and Arneodo–Coullet chaotic systems. The accuracy and validity of the proposed method is tested against Runge–Kutta and Adams–Bashforth–Moulton based methods. The numerical results indicate that the MSRM is an accurate, efficient, and reliable method for solving very complex IVPs with chaotic behavior.