False convergence in the nonlinear shooting method

J.S.C. Prentice

Abstract


We study the concept of false convergence in the nonlinear shooting method for boundary-value problems. We show that false convergence is due to the global error that exists in the Runge-Kutta solution to the associated initial-value problem. We show how the situation can be remedied through the device of global error control in the Runge-Kutta method. We suggest the use of the RKQ algorithm for this purpose.

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J.S.C. Prentice, False convergence in the nonlinear shooting method, Journal of Mathematical and Computational Science, Vol 5, No 4 (2015), 454-461

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