White, Andrew Benjamin (1974) Numerical solution of two-point boundary-value problems. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01312007-163410
The approximation of two-point boundary-value problems by general finite difference schemes is treated. A necessary and sufficient condition for the stability of the linear discrete boundary-value problem is derived in terms of the associated discrete initial-value problem. Parallel shooting methods are shown to be equivalent to the discrete boundary-value problem. One-step difference schemes are considered in detail and a class of computationally efficient schemes of arbitrarily high order of accuracy is exhibited. Sufficient conditions are found to insure the convergence of discrete finite difference approximations to nonlinear boundary-value problems with isolated solutions. Newton's method is considered as a procedure for solving the resulting nonlinear algebraic equations. A new, efficient factorization scheme for block tridiagonal matrices is derived. The theory developed is applied to the numerical solution of plane Couette flow.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Applied And Computational Mathematics|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||13 March 1974|
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|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:29|
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