Finite-Difference Methods for Boundary-Value Problems

  • H.-J. Reinhardt
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 57)


In this chapter, we approximate by means of finite-differences several prototype examples of boundary-value problems in both ordinary and partial differential equations. For each individual problem, we develop one or more finite-difference schemes and state some results on the solvability of the associated (linear or non-linear) systems of equations. Then we formulate the original problem and its approximations as operator equations in suitable function spaces. In such a setting, we are then able to investigate accuracy properties of the finite-difference approximations themselves by analyzing the behavior of the truncation errors.


Truncation Error Mesh Point Difference Quotient Order Ordinary Differential Equation Approximate Boundary Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-J. Reinhardt
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  1. 1.Fachbereich MathematikJohann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität6000 Frankfurt MainFederal Republic of Germany

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