Polynomial Spline Collocation Methods for Volterra Integrodifferential Equations with Weakly Singular Kernels


In: IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 1986, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 221-239

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    In this paper we investigate the attainable order of (global) convergence of collocation approximations in certain polynomial spline spaces for solution of Volterra integrodifferential equations with weakly singular kernels. While the use of quasi-uniform meshes leads, due to the nonsmooth nature of these solutions, to convergence of order less than one, regardless of the degree of the approximating spline function, collocation on suitably graded meshes will be shown to yield optimal convergence rates