Nonpolynomial Spline Collocation for Volterra Equations with Weakly Singular Kernels

Hermann Brunner*

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Volterra integral equations of the second kind with weakly singular kernels possess, in general, solutions which are not smooth near the left endpoint of the interval of integration. Since ordinary polynomial spline collocation cannot lead to high-order convergence we introduce special nonpolynomial spline spaces which are modelled after the structure of these solutions near the point of nonsmooth behavior; collocation in these spaces will once more lead to high-order methods. Analogous results are derived for Volterra integro-differential equations with weakly singular kernels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1106-1119
Number of pages14
JournalSIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1983

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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