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Mathematics of Computation
Mathematics of Computation
ISSN 1088-6842(online) ISSN 0025-5718(print)

Comments on: ``A comparison of global methods for linear two-point boundary value problems'' (Math. Comp. 29 (1975), no. 132, 1007-1019) by R. D. Russell and J. M. Varah


Authors: Carl de Boor and Blair Swartz
Journal: Math. Comp. 31 (1977), 916-921
MSC: Primary 65L10
Original Article: Math. Comp. 29 (1975), 1007-1019.
MathSciNet review: 0501939
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Abstract: A more careful count of the operations involved in solving the linear system associated with collocation of a two-point boundary value problem using rough splines reverses results recently reported by others in this journal. In addition, it is observed that the use of the technique of "condensation of parameters" can decrease the computer storage required. Furthermore, the use of a particular highly localized basis can also reduce the setup time when the mesh is irregular. Finally, operation counts are roughly estimated for the solution of certain linear systems associated with two competing collocation methods; namely, collocation with smooth splines and collocation of the equivalent first order system with continuous piecewise polynomials.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1977-0501939-4
PII: S 0025-5718(1977)0501939-4
Article copyright: © Copyright 1977 American Mathematical Society