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2017 Solving Nonlinear Fourth-Order Boundary Value Problems Using a Numerical Approach: (m+1)th-Step Block Method
Oluwaseun Adeyeye, Zurni Omar
Int. J. Differ. Equ. 2017: 1-9 (2017). DOI: 10.1155/2017/4925914


Nonlinear boundary value problems (BVPs) are more tedious to solve than their linear counterparts. This is observed in the extra computation required when determining the missing conditions in transforming BVPs to initial value problems. Although a number of numerical approaches are already existent in literature to solve nonlinear BVPs, this article presents a new block method with improved accuracy to solve nonlinear BVPs. A m+1th-step block method is developed using a modified Taylor series approach to directly solve fourth-order nonlinear boundary value problems (BVPs) where m is the order of the differential equation under consideration. The schemes obtained were combined to simultaneously produce solution to the fourth-order nonlinear BVPs at m+1 points iteratively. The derived block method showed improved accuracy in comparison to previously existing authors when solving the same problems. In addition, the suitability of the m+1th-step block method was displayed in the solution for magnetohydrodynamic squeezing flow in porous medium.


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Oluwaseun Adeyeye. Zurni Omar. "Solving Nonlinear Fourth-Order Boundary Value Problems Using a Numerical Approach: (m+1)th-Step Block Method." Int. J. Differ. Equ. 2017 1 - 9, 2017.


Received: 15 June 2017; Revised: 29 August 2017; Accepted: 3 October 2017; Published: 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 16 November 2017

zbMATH: 06915936
MathSciNet: MR3722869
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2017/4925914

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