IIT Jodhpur
Congratulations to Dr. Moumita Mandal for the acceptance of her research paper in Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Title: Jacobi Spectral Galerkin Methods for a Class of Nonlinear Weakly Singular Volterra Integral Equations

Authors: Kapil Kant, Moumita Mandal, and Gnaneshwar Nelakanti

Journal: Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Volume: In Press

Year: 2020

Publisher: Global Science Press


Abstract: We propose the Jacobi spectral Galerkin and Jacobi spectral multi Galerkin methods with their iterated versions for obtaining the superconvergence results of a general class of nonlinear Volterra integral equations with a kernel xβ(z − x)−k, where 0 < κ < 1, β > 0, which have an Abel type and an endpoint singularity. The exact solutions for these types of integral equations are singular at the initial point of integration. First, we apply a transformation of independent variables to find a new integral equation with a sufficiently smooth solution. Then we discuss the superconvergence rates for the transformed equation in both uniform and weighted L2- norms. We obtain the order of convergence in Jacobi spectral Galerkin method O(N3/4−r) and O(N-r) in uniform and weighted L2- norms, respectively. Whereas iterated Jacobi spectral Galerkin method converges with the order of convergence O( N−2r) in both uniform and weighted L2 - norms. We also show that iterated Jacobi spectral multi Galerkin method converges with the orders O(N−3r log N) and O(N−3r) in uniform and weighted L2- norms, respectively. Theoretical results are verified by numerical illustrations.