Abstract:Stiff systems of ordinary differential equations are characterized by an initial phase in which the solution changes rapidly. Often there is no interest in reproducing this transient phase. A method is proposed for modifying the initial value if the system of differential equations is separably stiff, i.e. is characterized by the occurrence of a few (typically one) large negative real eigenvalues which dominate the others. The modified system does not possess a transient phase, and in the constant coefficient linear case its solution does not differ from that of the original one in the nonstiff components.
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- © Copyright 1980 American Mathematical Society
- Journal: Math. Comp. 35 (1980), 1173-1176
- MSC: Primary 65L05
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1980-0583493-4
- MathSciNet review: 583493