# Improved finite difference formulas for boundary value problems

by Theodore Henry Gawain

Publisher: Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California

Written in English

## Subjects:

• Partial Differential equations,
• Boundary value problems

This paper deals with the numerical solution of linear differential equations of fourth order by finite differences. It points out significant (but usually overlooked) errors which result from the conventional method of imposing the boundary conditions in such problems. Revised finite difference formulas are derived which apply near the boundaries and which eliminate the above errors. Three commonly encountered boundary conditions are considered. These correspond, in the terminology of beam analysis, to a clamped end, to a simply supported end and to a free end. The improvement in accuracy that can be achieved with the revised formulas is illustrated by two representative examples. The revised formulas are shown to reduce the overall error of the numerical solution by a factor of about five in a typical case. (Author)

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The Physical Object ID Numbers Statement by T.H. Gawain and R.E. Ball Contributions Ball, Robert E., Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Pagination 1 v. (various pagings) : Open Library OL25461746M OCLC/WorldCa 25652308

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In general this is a di cult problem and only rarely can an analytic formula be found for the solution. A nite di erence method proceeds by replacing the derivatives in the di erential equations by nite di erence approximations. The difference equations (7),j= 1,N−1, together with the initial and boundary conditions as before, can be solved using the Crout algorithm or the SOR algorithm.

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Author(s): Joseph M. Mahaffy. Improved finite difference formulas for boundary value problems. errors which result from the conventional method of imposing the boundary conditions in such problems.

Revised finite difference formulas are derived which apply near the boundaries and which eliminate the above errors.

Three commonly encountered boundary conditions are. A finite difference method for a two-point boundary value problem with a Caputo fractional derivative Article (PDF Available) in IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis 35(2). With boundary value problems we will have a differential equation and we will specify the function and/or derivatives at different points, which we’ll call boundary values.

For second order differential equations, which will be looking at pretty much exclusively here, any of the following can, and will, be used for boundary conditions. For a given boundary value. Where p and q are constants. The following differential equation is solved by finite difference method by using central difference formula.

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One of the most basic PDE solver is the finite difference method (FDM). This method approximates derivatives as differences: ′ ≃ (+) − (), problems.