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Iterated solutions of linear operator equations with the Tau method
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Math. Comp. 66 (1997), 207-213 Request permission


The Tau Method produces polynomial approximations of solutions of differential equations. The purpose of this paper is (i) to extend the recursive formulation of this method to general linear operator equations defined in a separable Hilbert space, and (ii) to develop an iterative refinement procedure which improves on the accuracy of Tau approximations. Applications to Fredholm integral equations demonstrate the effectiveness of this technique.
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  • M. K. El-Daou
  • Affiliation: Applied Sciences Department, College of Technical Studies, Paaet, P. O. Box 42325, Shuwaikh 70654, Kuwait
  • H. G. Khajah
  • Affiliation: Applied Sciences Department, College of Technical Studies, Paaet, P. O. Box 42325, Shuwaikh 70654, Kuwait
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  • Received by editor(s): July 27, 1995
  • © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 66 (1997), 207-213
  • MSC (1991): Primary 41A10, 41A65; Secondary 45B05, 47A50
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  • MathSciNet review: 1377662