BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 113–122 | Cite as

Invariant curves of one-step methods

  • timo Eirola
Part II Numerical Mathematics


This paper considers the invariant sets of numerical one-step integration methods in a neighbourhood of a hyperbolic periodic solution of a nonlinear ODE. Using results from the dynamical systems theory it was possible to show that for the usual one-step methods the invariant sets areCk-circles (closed curves) for small enough stepsizeh. Here we give a direct proof for that and also show that they areO(hp)Ck-close to the true periodic trajectory, wherep is the order of the method.

Subject classification

AMS 65L 34C 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • timo Eirola
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  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

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