Numerical Algorithms

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 27–48

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

Authors

  • M. M. Tharwat
    • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz University
    • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceBeni-Suef University
  • A. H. Bhrawy
    • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz University
    • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceBeni-Suef University
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11075-012-9609-3

Cite this article as:
Tharwat, M.M., Bhrawy, A.H. & Yildirim, A. Numer Algor (2013) 63: 27. doi:10.1007/s11075-012-9609-3

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Sturm–Liouville problemsDiscontinuity conditionsSinc methodsError analysis

Mathematics Subject Classifications (2010)

34L1694A2065L15
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