Discrete variable methods for a boundary value problem with engineering applications
Abstract: In this paper we develop numerical techniques of order 2, 4 and 6 for the solution of a fourth order linear equation. A priori error bound is obtained for the fourth order method to prove the convergence of the finite difference scheme. A sufficient condition guaranteeing the uniqueness of the solution of the boundary value problem is also given. Numerical illustrations are tabulated and results compared with the classical Runge-Kutta method.
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