On the computational solution of two-point boundary-value problems, by R. Bellman and T.A. Brown.

by Richard Ernest Bellman, Thomas A. Brown


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Two-point boundary-value problems for second-order systems of linear differential equations are usually solved by a process involving the inversion of a certain matrix. If the system is too large, it may be difficult to compute this inverse to a high degree of accuracy. The purpose of this memorandum is to demonstrate that this difficulty can in some cases be circumvented by applying a method like that of Bodewig and Hotelling. 12 pp.

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