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It has been speculated that the linearly implicit linearized trapezoidal rule should be especially useful for computing blow-up solutions since it features discrete blow-up. We study the question of how implicit a scheme should be from several different points of view: we discuss further the properties of the linearized trapezoidal and of its discrete blow-up; we give exact schemes for a family of ODEs with polynomial nonlinearity, and that shows 'the optimum degree of implicitness' they need; we show that other standard schemes ( the tapezoidal rule itself and the implicit midpoint rule) are exact on certain differential equations; we compare several schemes and different nonlinearities the size of the leading error terms; and we briefly discuss two ways of adapting the degree of implicitness of a scheme to a given differential equation.

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Authors: MEYER-SPACHE R, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 97 (1998), 137-152
Record Number: 199910413 / Last updated on: 1999-03-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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