Examples of Stiff Equations

  • Ernst Hairer
  • Gerhard Wanner
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Mathematics book series (SSCM, volume 14)

Abstract

Stiff equations are problems for which explicit methods don’t work. Curtiss & Hirschfelder (1952) explain stiffness on one-dimensional examples such as
$$ y' = - 50\left( {y - \cos x} \right). $$
(1.1)

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Hairer
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  • Gerhard Wanner
    • 1
  1. 1.Section de Mathématiques, C.P. 240Université de GenèveGenève 24Switzerland

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