A B-spline collocation method is developed for solving boundary value problems which arise from the problems of calculus of variations. Some properties of the B-spline procedure required for subsequent development are given, and they are utilized to reduce the solution computation of boundary value problems to some algebraic equations. The method is applied to a few test examples to illustrate the accuracy and the implementation of the method.
M. Zarebnia. M. Birjandi. "The Numerical Solution of Problems in Calculus of Variation Using B-Spline Collocation Method." J. Appl. Math. 2012 1 - 10, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/605741