, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 27-48
Date: 30 Jun 2012

Numerical computation of eigenvalues of discontinuous Sturm–Liouville problems with parameter dependent boundary conditions using sinc method

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In this paper, we consider a Sturm–Liouville problem which contains an eigenparameter appearing linearly in two boundary conditions, in addition to an internal point of discontinuity. Eigenvalue problems with eigenparameter appearing in the boundary conditions usually have complicated characteristic determinant where zeros cannot be explicitly computed. We apply the sinc method, which is based on the sampling theory to compute approximations of the eigenvalues. An error analysis is exhibited involving rigorous error bounds. Using computable error bounds we obtain eigenvalue enclosures in a simple way. Illustrative examples are included to demonstrate the validity and applicability of the presented technique.