High order methods

for weakly singular integral equations

with nonsmooth input functions

Authors:
G. Monegato and L. Scuderi

Journal:
Math. Comp. **67** (1998), 1493-1515

MSC (1991):
Primary 65R20

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-98-01005-9

MathSciNet review:
1604395

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Abstract: To solve one-dimensional linear weakly singular integral equations on bounded intervals, with input functions which may be smooth or not, we propose to introduce first a simple smoothing change of variable, and then to apply classical numerical methods such as product-integration and collocation based on global polynomial approximations. The advantage of this approach is that the order of the methods can be arbitrarily high and that the associated linear systems one has to solve are very well-conditioned.

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**G. Monegato**

Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy

Email:
monegato@polito.it

**L. Scuderi**

Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy

Email:
scuderi@polito.it

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-98-01005-9

Received by editor(s):
July 22, 1996

Additional Notes:
This work was supported by the Ministero dell’Universitá e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica of Italy.

Dedicated:
Dedicated to Professor M. R. Occorsio on the occasion of his 65th birthday

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