This work is to analyze a spectral Jacobi-collocation approximation for Volterra integral equations with singular kernel φ(t, s) = (t - s) -μ. In an earlier work of Y. Chen and T. Tang [J. Comput. Appl. Math., 2009, 233: 938-950], the error analysis for this approach is carried out for 0 <μ<1/2 under the assumption that the underlying solution is smooth. It is noted that there is a technical problem to extend the result to the case of Abel-type, i. e., μ = 1/2. In this work, we will not only extend the convergence analysis by Chen and Tang to the Abel-type but also establish the error estimates under a more general regularity assumption on the exact solution.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Abel-Volterra integral equation
- convergence analysis
- Jacobi spectral collocation method