Polynomial Approximation of Differential Equations

  • Daniele Funaro

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Pages 21-34
  3. Pages 35-63
  4. Pages 65-76
  5. Pages 77-92
  6. Pages 125-150
  7. Pages 151-180
  8. Pages 221-248
  9. Pages 265-280
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 293-305

About this book


This book is devoted to the analysis of approximate solution techniques for differential equations, based on classical orthogonal polynomials. These techniques are popularly known as spectral methods. In the last few decades, there has been a growing interest in this subject. As a matter offact, spectral methods provide a competitive alternative to other standard approximation techniques, for a large variety of problems. Initial ap­ plications were concerned with the investigation of periodic solutions of boundary value problems using trigonometric polynomials. Subsequently, the analysis was extended to algebraic polynomials. Expansions in orthogonal basis functions were preferred, due to their high accuracy and flexibility in computations. The aim of this book is to present a preliminary mathematical background for be­ ginners who wish to study and perform numerical experiments, or who wish to improve their skill in order to tackle more specific applications. In addition, it furnishes a com­ prehensive collection of basic formulas and theorems that are useful for implementations at any level of complexity. We tried to maintain an elementary exposition so that no experience in functional analysis is required.


Analysis of Convergence Approximationstheorie Boundary-Value Problems Numerical Linear Algebra Numerical integration Numerische Linearalgebra Spectral Methods Spektralmethoden algorithms approximation theory boundary value problem differential equation eigenvalue ordinary differential equation solution

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniele Funaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità degli StudiPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55230-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46783-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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