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Complete characterization of multistep methods with an interval of periodicity for solving $ y\sp{\prime\prime}=f(x,\,y)$

Author: Rolf Jeltsch
Journal: Math. Comp. 32 (1978), 1108-1114
MSC: Primary 65L05
MathSciNet review: 501999
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Abstract: Linear multistep methods for the second order differential equation $ y'' = - {\lambda ^2}y$, $ \lambda $ real, are said to have an interval of periodicity if for a fixed $ \lambda $ and a stepsize sufficiently small the numerical solution neither explodes nor decays. We give a very simple necessary and sufficient condition under which a linear multistep method has an interval of periodicity. This condition is then applied to multistep methods with an optimal error order.

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Keywords: Linear multistep methods, second order differential equations, orbital stability, interval of periodicity, optimal methods, growth parameters
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