Communications in Mathematical Sciences

Automatic coordinate transformation for two-point boundary value problems

Aaditya V. Rangan

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Abstract

When one is attempting to build a general boundary value problem solver which uses Green’s functions, it is often desirable to automatically transform inhomogeneous boundary value problems into homogeneous boundary value problems. If the sum of the boundary matrices is singular, a change of coordinates is required which can transform the inhomogeneous boundary value problem into a homogeneous boundary value problem. This change of coordinates is an invertible C1 path in matrix space with endpoints that can multiply the boundary matrices to produce a nonsingular sum. Here we propose a simple automatic coordinate transformation that performs this task. We prove that this algorithm constructs a coordinate transformation whenever such a transformation exists, and provide numerical examples illustrating the practicability of the method.

Article information

Source
Commun. Math. Sci., Volume 5, Issue 3 (2007), 723-741.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 29 August 2007

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.cms/1188405676

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2352339

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1133.65053

Subjects
Primary: 65N99: None of the above, but in this section

Keywords
linear two-point boundary value problems spectral integral methods boundary matrices

Citation

Rangan, Aaditya V. Automatic coordinate transformation for two-point boundary value problems. Commun. Math. Sci. 5 (2007), no. 3, 723--741. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.cms/1188405676


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