A Legendre-Petrov-Galerkin and Chebyshev collocation method for third-order differential equations

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)01425-1438
Journal / PublicationSIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001


A Legendre-Petrov-Galerkin (LPG) method for the third-order differential equation is developed. By choosing appropriate base functions, the method can be implemented efficiently. Also, this new approach enables us to derive an optimal rate of convergence in L2-norm. The method is applied to some nonlinear problems such as the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation with the Chebyshev collocation treatment for the nonlinear term. It is a Legendre-Petrov-Galerkin and Chebyshev collocation (LPG-CC) method. Numerical experiments are given to confirm the theoretical result.

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  • Korteweg-de Vries equation, Legendre-Petrov-Galerkin and Chebyshev collocation, Third-order differential equation