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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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Eigenvalue problems on infinite intervals
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by Peter A. Markowich PDF
Math. Comp. 39 (1982), 421-441 Request permission


This paper is concerned with eigenvalue problems for boundary value problems of ordinary differential equations posed on an infinite interval. Problems of that kind occur for example in fluid mechanics when the stability of laminar flows is investigated. Characterizations of eigenvalues and spectral subspaces are given, and the convergence of approximating problems, which are derived by reducing the infinite interval to a finite but large one and by imposing additional boundary conditions at the far end, is proved. Exponential convergence is shown for a large class of problems.
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  • © Copyright 1982 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 39 (1982), 421-441
  • MSC: Primary 34B25
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  • MathSciNet review: 669637