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Chebyshev polynomials in the numerical solution of differential equations

Authors: A. G. Morris and T. S. Horner
Journal: Math. Comp. 31 (1977), 881-891
MSC: Primary 65L10
MathSciNet review: 0443359
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Abstract: Amongst satisfactory techniques for the numerical solution of differential equations, the use of Chebyshev series is often avoided because of the tedious nature of the calculations. A systematic application of the Chebyshev method is given for certain fourth order boundary value problems in which the derivatives have polynomial coefficients. Numerical results for various problems using the Chebyshev method are superior to those obtained by alternative methods.

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