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Numerical solution of nonlinear differential equations with algebraic constraints. I. Convergence results for backward differentiation formulas

Authors: Per Lötstedt and Linda Petzold
Journal: Math. Comp. 46 (1986), 491-516
MSC: Primary 65L05; Secondary 65L07
MathSciNet review: 829621
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Abstract: In this paper we investigate the behavior of numerical ODE methods for the solution of systems of differential equations coupled with algebraic constraints. Systems of this form arise frequently in the modelling of problems from physics and engineering; we study some particular examples from electrical networks, fluid dynamics and constrained mechanical systems. We show that backward differentiation formulas converge with the expected order of accuracy for these systems.

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