Treating a single, stiff, second-order ODE directly

M. B. Suleiman, C. W. Gear

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The stability of direct methods for second-order systems is examined. The methods, suggested by Krogh, are generalized BDF methods. The control of stepsize to ensure stability is examined and criteria for deciding when to switch between methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-348
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Ordinary differential equations
  • numerical integration
  • stability


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